vilakins: (autumn)
Nico ([personal profile] vilakins) wrote2017-05-19 11:59 am

Autumn in Oamaru

I just discovered how easy it is to use DW's image hosting instead of mucking about with Flickr to extract URLs, so I'll be making more pic posts.

It's late autumn here and at the weekly farmers' market they had carved pumpkins - the first I've ever seen in RL.

Farmers' Market on a lovely crisp day

Pumpkins at the Buttie Truck; these ones got first prize

The coffee truck's pumpkin which got second prize. I included the teapot-shaped paper weights as Sue the owner collects them and I was able to show her the one I discovered I had.

A father feeding his little boy some pasta. This is from the organic Hasta la Pasta truck which I love but isn't here again till spring. :-(

Dot's Castle, about 20 minutes out of town near the wonderful restaurant Riverstone Kitchen from whose gardens I took this. Dot Smith is a retired farmer who fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning a castle. It's taken her years to build, but it's getting there. Find out more here.
lost_spook: (james maxwell)

[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-05-19 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
It looks like a fun day! I love that castle, though. :-)
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[personal profile] maia 2017-05-19 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
so I'll be making more pic posts

Yay! I love your photos!

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[personal profile] gwendraith 2017-05-19 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Love your pix, it looks a lovely market :) I find the DW photo hosting easy to use as well although I still also use flickr.
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[personal profile] gwendraith 2017-05-20 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
I find with flickr that once I've used a size it stays at that size for each photo unless I change it which suits me but when I'm posting pictures I keep two DW windows open as it's quicker. I just get the embed code then paste into the entry in the other window, back browser to my photostream to choose another and wash rinse repeat. What is really required is to be able to choose a whole load and then post the embed code for them all together.
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[personal profile] watervole 2017-05-19 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Love the pumpkins!
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[personal profile] watervole 2017-05-19 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Dot is either mad or inspired, but you have to like her!
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[personal profile] tjoel2 2017-05-20 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
I've been using the image hosting on DW as well. Much easier!

You've never seen carved pumpkins before?!
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[personal profile] tjoel2 2017-05-20 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Halloween - or I should say Samhain - is my favorite time of year.
mab_browne: Auckland beach, pohutukawa and a view of Rangitoto from a painting by Jennifer Cruden (Kiwiana)

[personal profile] mab_browne 2017-05-20 08:50 am (UTC)(link)
It looks lovely. I trust that the southern front didn't treat you too harshly?