Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Religious storm

There is a storm brewing in the United states of America.
Many Christians are gripped by a fear of the loss of their nations ideals, some think there are those that are seeking to deliberately and maliciously destroy their country.
From an outside perspective it looks very, very, different; while there are events occurring that are in a sense "un American" it is far too easy to just blame the liberals.
There are reasons why this has happened, and why it was allowed to happen.
When the United States primary Christian export to this part of the world was "the prosperity doctrine" at a time when rampant greed and borrowing was peaking back home, you have to wonder how God may see the whole deal.
If Obama is indeed a "Marxist" as many claim, perhaps that is simply a correction of the rampant greed and excess of the past 2 decades, Is God happy with capitalist greed? if not how would he respond?
The response of American Christians to these issues, and their need for honesty and humility is more critical than ever before in their nations history.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pike River and the blame shifters

An appalling attitude is beginning to circulate already regarding "blame" for the Pike River incident.
There are attempts to some how level responsibility at "the greenies" for this event occurring, due to the supposed unreasonable environmental restrictions placed on the mine.

This is an appallingly lazy and ignorant opinion to hold, and completely disrespectful of the dead and grieving.
When the international mining industry is asking questions of how in the hell an explosion of this magnitude is even possible in a modern, brand new mine, you would think the first finger to be pointed would be at the company and safety procedure.

But no, the finger is being pointed at 'greenies', they say, you see, that the mine should have been open cast, should have been an American style "mountain top removal" mine, to avoid the Methane.

But is this even possible? lets see what Pike River management said:

"But it would be physically and economically unviable, even if we could do it"

Will that stop the nonsense?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


First trip to Wellington tomorrow , big seas forecast so could be an interesting trip over (and back again).
Looks like it will only be a sample as one day is not enough time!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Vadrum - The Marriage of Figaro (Drum Video)

I f you like classical music and you like drums then you will love this! Sounds awesome with good speakers, and crank the volume!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sophora drips

Most of the flowers are gone now, they didn't last long in last months wind!.
The great thing about photography is that you start to appreciate the world around you a lot more, both large and small.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A new perspective

This is the view from a current project I am working on, it is very exciting for tree, nature, landscape freaks like me!
I hope other people will love it too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mawheranui River

Robert Guytons description of Riverton on his blog today inspired me to head out with the camera this evening.
Really glad I did.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Vicious Rata attack!

This West Coaster was recently caught on film attacking a Metrosideros robusta or northern Rata. The man was completely unprepared for what happened next.

It appears that the Rata hooked the mans boot and in an attempt to hoist him sky ward. What happened to the man or the photographer is unknown, all that was discovered was a boot, fluro vest, and a camera.
If you come across a Rata such as this you must approach them very carefully, though they have never been known to attack without first being provoked.

Friday, July 30, 2010

100% Pure New Zealand

I love this video, still can't watch it without it bringing a tear to my eye (damned leaky eye!!)
We live in a blessed land, we should do everything we can to keep it that way.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Southern Rata.
The Otira valley was ablaze with scarlet for several months last summer, one of the best flowerings for several years.
The step valley sides in a blanket of red is a truly unforgettable sight, one of the few remaining examples of the NZ bush of yesteryear.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A magnificent sunset yesterday. This view is through the twisted salt battered branches of the native Coprosma repens or Taupata.

First Post

Welcome to my blog.
I am just playing with the idea of having a blog so not to sure how it will go or how often it will be updated.
I will probably just share a range of things I am interested in and more than likely some of my photography stuff, please leave comments or any suggestions and please feel free to critique any of my photo's.