An old fence on my walk to the post office today. I really wish I could pick up parcels after work instead of going on the weekend. Auspost has very inconvenient opening hours!
Day 15 – Taupo to Auckland
It was another driving day with a lot of time to admire the beautiful scenery. Ever since the husband saw Flight of the Conchords and they mentioned a toothbrush fence he just had to see it. It is exactly as it sounds. People visit the fence and tie their toothbrushes to the fence with wire. It was kind of disgusting but fascinating. Someone had even tied their electric toothbrush to it including the charger.
Auckland was just like any other city, lots of cars, people, and concrete. We stayed a little bit out of the city as it was cheaper, and it was still close to things like a fancy grocery store. We walked down to Cornwell Park, which was an amazing and huge park. I wish we had something like this back at home because it was so pretty. There were just sheep and cows roaming around the place. We tried to short cut up the hill to get to the obelisk at the top, but we were thwarted by the fences, so we took the long way around. The view from the top of the hill was awesome, including the rocks that people had rearranged into penises and other juvenile things. We then decided to be idiots and raced each other down the hill.
These cute little flowers were sitting against the base of an old wooden fence of a house that kind of looks like it’s from the English countryside, but is just in suburban Melbourne. I thought it would be rude to take a photo of someone’s house, so flowers it is!
I decided to go for a run today and I always seem to get stopped at the rail crossing for about 5-10 minutes as 4-5 trains roll past. It’s good on days when I’m feeling not so great and need the break, but bad when I’m all psyched up to go and then have to break up the run. Oh well, it can’t really be helped, so I guess I’ll just wait patiently. This is why we need a subway!
We used to have jasmine growing in our backyard but then we had to change the fence because it had rotted away underneath. The smell of jasmine always takes me back to my childhood. It reminds me of a simpler and easier time before life got a little more complex. At the moment there is a lot of jasmine out along my walk to and from work so it’s quite nice.
Sunset on the way home. Hopefully don’t get run over by any impatient cars. Apparently stopping at clearly marked pedestrian crossings is optional during peak hour!
I’ve been getting very lazy with my Project 365. I’m getting very demotivated with the cold weather and shorter, darker days. A lot of my photos are of what I’m eating and where I’ve been walking, just taken with my phone. Today’s photo is no exception. It’s been hard to keep up the photo of the day, and I’m feeling like I should just give up, but I’ll keep going because I’m stubborn. It’s not great quality but that doesn’t matter because I’ll be kicking myself if I don’t make it through the year.
Lots of round things today. Follow me at cookie_loves_milk
We went for a nice walk this afternoon in lieu of going for a run. These were sticking out of a fence and were quite interesting. I love the red.
There are lots of lovely flowers and houses on the walk from the train station to work. Here’s some lovely lavender and a white picket fence.
Since when did autumn happen? One minute it’s summer and the next the leaves are changing and falling to the ground. This was on my way home from work, white picket fence and all. Taken on my iPhone. It takes decent shots.
I suggested to the husband that we go for a walk today so we took a stroll down to the shops to get some groceries. On the way we walked through a street with lots of office buildings and dodgy gravel car parks, and this was growing on the very 80’s teal coloured fence. I love the colour, of the flowers not the fence. Google tells me that these are called ‘Morning Glory’.