Sunday, 24 July 2016

'VWX' Norfolk Island photo a day

V is for Violet.
I forgot to take photos of the little native violets growing at Minischool so I had to think outside the box and decided to post photos of this amazing violet coloured sunset I took photos of down at Kingston a few years ago.

W is for Watermelon.
We have to wait another 4 or 5 months for my favourite fruit to come into season, but It is so worth it the wait.
mmmm summerfruit

X is for X.
Our very own X marks the spot on Norfolk Island, the airport runway.
My cousin took me up in the ultralight a few years ago, this was my grateful view while coming back in to land.
I loved the whole terrifying experience and the chance to take photos from a different angle. (satellite image from above in comments)
X marks the spot!


Thursday, 21 July 2016

'STU' Norfolk Island photo a day

S is for Stars, Sunsets and Silhouettes.

I have always loved the stars on top of the Norfolk Island pine trees.

T is for Terns

U is for Underwater....where I like to turn back into a mermaid each summer.
And also the artistic subject I most love to paint.
See more underwater artworks at Murals by Cristina Rose

Monday, 18 July 2016

'PQR' Norfolk Island photo a day

P is for Paw paw, passionfruit and plun (Norf'k work for bananas). All are organic & beautifully home grown here in the rich volcanic soils on ‪#‎norfolkisland‬,

The green paw paw all fell off the tree in the last wind.
I do believe you can make a nice relish, jam or salad with it. I am yet to try that.

Being the great community this is, I have been promised the recipes to the above in exchange for a green paw paw, although we would have happily given them to each other, it made it seem like a good deal done with a neighbour. :)
This bag of passionfruit was given to us (I have made loads of orange, lemon and passionfruit butter with it).


Q is for Queen as in Queen Elizabeth lookout (from above and below, opened in honour of Queen Elizabeth's royal tour of Norfolk Island in 1974).
Queen Victoria's bust in Queen Victoria's garden (In honour of the Queen who granted the land to the Pitcairn/ Bounty mutineers descendants)

And finally the Minischool kids waving to cars along Queen Elizabeth Avenue on the Queens 90th Birthday.

We are very royal here, the anthem is even God Save the Queen.

R is for... my favourite thing, RAINBOWS! There have been plenty around this week too.
 Rainbows are my favourite colours!

Friday, 15 July 2016

'MNO' Norfolk Island Photo a day


M is for Mandarins.
at this time of year, there are soooo many. Citrus rocks!.

M is also for MINISCHOOL. My beloved preschool that I live and breathe 24/7 (the venue, the children, the fun).



O is for OCEAN

Norfolk Island is surrounded by the South Pacific. It has brought the original occupant via boat, the Polynesians, the first and second convict settlement and the Pitcairn Islanders on the Morayshire.
Today the salty ocean air can be breathed in as a way of relaxing, it provides fish for dinner, surfing, swimming and outrigging as a recreational sport. The ocean regulates our beautiful temperatures here, brings our supplies via ship.... but the best reason of ...all is that you can stand on top of the mountain and see the sun rise and the sun set over the ocean all in one day!
ALL of these ocean photos were taken here on Norfolk Island during the past week.