100 Days Project 2013

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will . . .”
Charlotte Bronte

She keeps me waiting in the morning
Tying ribbons in her hair
And come the evening theres no warning
Why I’m not to know why she isn’t there
No time to tell her all the reasons
Why I always disappear
And in those desperate situations
I just fade away still she never cares
But Glorafilia says
She says its just another Sunday afternoon oh oh
And Glorafilia says
She says there ain’t no point in loving you no oh...

"What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails,
And that are little boys made of."
Surely not this one - he's too precious!

"But don't tell my heart my achy breaky heart
I just don't think he'd understand
And if you tell my heart my achy breaky heart... He might blow up and kill this man"
The ultimate Line Dance song...
Forrest Gump:
Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don’t have to worry about money no more. And I said, that’s good! One less thing.
Most dogs love to play fetch… sorry, correction; most dogs love to chase a ball, run round the park like crazy, drop the ball 20 metres away and snatch it up again the second you take a step towards it.
Goosey Goosey Gander, whither shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs and in my Lady's chamber.
There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers,
So I took him by his left leg and threw him down the stairs.

Lunchbox Love Note
Inside my lunch
to my surprise
a perfect heart-shaped
love note lies...
“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds"
G.K. Chesterton
“When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume”
                                     Baby, baby, baby ooohLike baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh...
Justin Bieber

 My wife and I use a lot of garlic and rosemary with roast lamb. It has to be New Zealand lamb. 
                                                                      Alfred Molina

The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike.
H. L. Mencken

 One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
                                                                         Lao Tzu

Exploration is a dirty game.”
― Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
Albert Einstein
"And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then..."

Harry Chapin

Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening. - Isaac Mizrahi

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.P. J. O'Rourke 

Technology has really changed parenting. There’s a whole generation of kids whose only childhood memory of their dad will be his bald spot bent over a Blackberry.
- Kate Deimling
“I can’t stand people who do not take food seriously.”
Oscar Wilde

"Friends are flowers in the garden of life"
Thanks to my friend Karien for being in my garden, and for making my day :)

"There is no greater feeling than accomplishing a goal"
I now hold a Masters of Education :)

"When you see a field of dandelions you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes"

OK so another bit of a cheat today, as strictly speaking I took this yesterday. But I love the story it tells, of a beautiful late winter's day by the water, and of happy kids and happy dogs doing what they love - running free!

"Little girls have a magic all of their own"

"Don't look back, you aren't going that way"

I didn't make any significant photos today, but this came across my FB page tonight, and as it resonates the theme of my project, I decided screen shotting it was a photo of some sort!

Pukana: (verb) to stare wildly, dilate the eyes - done by both genders when performing haka and waiata to emphasise particular words.
Ka mea atu te mōkai rā, ‘He hahaka nōu, he ruhi nōu i te pūkanatanga.' (The slave said, ‘You have tired yourself doing the haka and the pūkana.)

For all my distant friends...
"Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart."
Washington Irving

Higgledy Piggledy, 

My black hen,

She lays eggs

For gentleman;

Sometimes nine,

And sometimes ten,

Higgledy Piggledy,

My black hen!

Tween Definition - Urban Dictionary
A girl aged about 9-14...too old for toys, but too young for boys.
Very easy to market to, will usually follow any fashion trend set for them, will most likely go through the phase of 'finding themselves' as they 'grow up'.
This is my "Favourite Tween", my niece :)

I let people see the cracks in my life. We can't be phony. We've got to keep it real.
Charles R. Swindoll

So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, good-bye
I leave and heave
A sigh and say goodbye


Sound of Music

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt—it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else. — Hal Boyle

“Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
Yeah - I will take it with my NEW CANON 6D, which I took this pic of with my phone lol

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. 
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."
Pablo Picasso

"Dogs leave paw prints forever on our hearts..."

Still sans DSLR, so trying out the panorama setting on the iPhone5 at the Food Show
"Food, glorious food!
Eat right through the menu.
Just loosen your belt
Two inches and then you
Work up a new appetite.
In this interlude --
Then food,
Once again, food
Fabulous food,
Glorious food."

So I did not take this photo today... I have lost my camera and am still waiting for the insurance to come thru... But I did edit it today in readiness for competition entry for my club, topic: Eyes. 
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin Buber

It's Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend

"I need no permission, did I mention
Don't pay him any attention
'Cause you had your turn, and now you gonna learn
What it really feels like to miss me
'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it"

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Bill Gates

“If life gives you lemons, pray for fruit.”
― Salaveena

The Seagull

Seagull, seagull,
Riding high,
What do you see
With your bold, bright eye?
I see the sun
On a winter morning
Over the edge
Of the broad sea burning;
I see the town
And a church with its steeple,
And the pavements full
Of hurrying people.
The men and women
And girls and boys
Look far, far smaller
Than painted toys.
I like to glide
On my wings and stare;
I like to ride
On the pillowy air.
But if you throw me
A crust or two.
I’ll come right down
And eat with you!

James K Baxter

"The Americas Cup is now New Zealand's Cup" 
Pete Montgomery
Ooops sorry, wrong boat race...

"Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah, they were all yellow"

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Steve Jobs

When you drop any new idea in the pond of the world, you get a ripple effect. You have to be aware that you will be creating a cascade of change.
Joel A. Barker 

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
Vincent van Gogh

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.
A.K. Best

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. ~Pam Brown

It's dead easy to get a decent shot of one of these guys - Yeah Right!

“All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. . . . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.”
― Beatrix PotterMerry Christmas, Peter Rabbit!

"Not every person knows how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person."
This little dog knows how to love everyone - we love you too, Hugo.

"Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses."
—Dorothy Parker
Maybe I'll have more luck after today! Laser Surgery Time!

Only a real princess can light up a room with the magic of her smile
(Just like this one can)

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Aristotle
(Unless its grapefruit lol)

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Dr Lawrence J. Peter

"Cats have NINE LIVES!"
"I know. Are you jealous?"
"NO. Cats have nine CRAPPY LIVES. Dogs have one BIG LIFE FULL OF AWESOMENESS!"
From "Text From Dog" http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/

"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them."

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
― Alice WalkerThe Color Purple

There are always flowers for those who want to see them
Henri Matisse

"A photograph permits a first viewing, and then an individual reflection."


Red, red wine 
It`s up to you 
All I can do I`ve done 
memories won`t go 
memories won`t go...
Neil Diamond/UB40

“You can learn from a child's curiosity,
You can learn from a rain, rather than waiting for a storm,
You can learn from a tree, better than forest.
Understand the virtue of small things before doing great things.”
― Emma Brynstein

 “If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.” – Linda McCartney

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word
Cat Stevens

"Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for a place to go
Where they play the right music
Getting in the swing..."
Me: *takes selfie*
Me: Well.
Me: That's not me.
Me: That's not even a person.
Me: What is that?
Me: Oh my god kill it.
Me: It's going to come for me in the night.
Me: Help me.
Me: *cries*

"Don't let someone else be the ringmaster in your life. Take the reins (or the whip, in this case!) and remind yourself that you have the power to be in charge of this crazy circus we call life"

OK, so strictly speaking I took this last night, but had to get parental permission to use the photo, which I love, so have to include!

"When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'm-ma stick it out till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella"
You can buy back anything but your integrity. Ask yourself, 'what do I stand for?' Draw your line in the sand & never compromise!

"You can dial 0800 whatever-the-hell-you-like, but you'll never get a pizza this good"

 (Rik, consumer of  pizza)

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.
Hans Christian Anderson

I have seen this scene 1000 times +, and although it may seem 'ordinary' to some, every time I see something different or special. The changing estuary helps, and this afternoon it was the light illuminating an ordinary plant that attracted my attention. Pic captured with my trusty iPhone4

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.”
― Chuck CloseChuck Close (Mentor artist for this piece)

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf," written by Rabindranath Tagore, a Poet, Philosopher, Musician, Writer, Educator, & Nobel Laureate (1861-1941).

"Let them eat cake!"
This saying is widely attributed to is widely attributed to Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), the Queen consort of Louis XVI. She is supposed to have said this when she was told that the French populace had no bread to eat. But there is no real evidence to confirm that she actually uttered these words...

People say she's crazy 
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes 
Well that's one way to lose these 
Walking blues 
Diamonds on the soles of your shoes

Paul Simon

"I don't need another pair of shoes" said no woman ever!

Never is the old adage "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" more true than at a dog show...

"Welcome home, I bid you welcome, I bid you welcome
welcome home from the bottom of our hearts
welcome home, see i made a space for you now
welcome home from the bottom of our hearts
from the bottom of our hearts"
Dave Dobbyn

Confucious say
“Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.”

If cats could talk, they wouldn't. - Nan Porter 

In the eyes of a child you will see...the world as it should be.- Unknown

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a Winters' Day
The Mamas and the Papas

From the classic movie, Best in Show...
Trevor: And now we have the toy, the shih tzu is coming, and here is, uh, Scott Donlan.
Buck: Look at Scott! He is prancing along with the dog! Man, I tell you something, if you live in my neighborhood and you’re dressed like that, you’d better be a hotel doorman.

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”

"The grass is always greener on the other side"
This rabbit is escaping his own backyard with increasing frequency to visit my workplace (a school), much to the delight of many students and the perplexity of staff!

“I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming... They don't know I'm only using blanks.”
Emo Phillips (haha)
"If you don't play you can't have fun. Adults don't play because they're boring"
Isabella, second from left.

Under a Toadstool....

"Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Rather than turning over a new leaf, prune your tree so that new leaves continue to blossom.”
― Feroz Bham

"Every now and then, every now and then

 Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine"

Leanne Rimes

Starting on Friday June 7, I will also publish my 100 Days Project efforts to this page on my blog.
The link to my actual project can be found here.http://100daysproject.co.nz/project/2013/104

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