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  • Michael Bodle,

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    I managed to catch some blue sky this morning.

    Since Apr 2013 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Michael Bodle,

    what a lovely calming image!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Nice blues, the stilt shot especially

    I played with a glass vase today

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Hebe,

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    Seeing stars: I noticed the stars in the Norfolk pines for the first time not long ago

    As well as stars when seen from that angle, young ones are topped by a cross when seen more side-on or from a distance. This one from my doorstep though 300 m away, framed by leafless walnut branchlets in August. The stimulus to take this particular photo might have been the stripy blue sky, but look at the way the Norfolk pine is doing its part to hold it up!

    I understand that the cross on these trees was seen as an attractive feature by missionaries so brought to the Bay of Islands early on (1820s?) There’s a secular one at least, planted by the Busbys in the 1830s in the Treaty grounds at Waitangi. So I like it there’s a pair of young ones by the monument marking the site of William Colenso’s ill-fated 1850s mission station at another Waitangi, by the mouth of the Ngaruroro River here with Cape Kidnappers beyond, and that these had strikingly tall crosses on top in February last year.

    Each new whorl of six branches starts by making a smaller cross.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Enjoying all these blues.

    We went for an over-nighter at Orere Pt camping ground. Sunset swim for the last day of daylight saving, then up at sparrow fart for first light.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Duck blue.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Visualising young Norfolk pine tops as crosses really ‘struck home’ to me a few years ago. First this three-dimensional cross on a church dome at an active 1600-year-old Syriac Christian monastery in southeastern Turkey, where crosses and churches are rather uncommon. (But there’s something of a match to the cross-star dual character of the Norfolk top.)

    Then two weeks later, western Crete where multi-crossed churches are common, and Norfolk pines (all no more than 25-30 years old) even more so. Here a pair symmetrically matching the two-towered church – not by chance are they commonly planted by churches. This at Maleme the focal point of where the NZ troops fought in WWII. The Norfolks so strongly calling of home and those connections – I consider them honorary native NZers now.

    International blue skies bonus, even if not up to local standards.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Seems like I’m scraping the bottom of the blue barrel now…

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    False alarm

    Blue pond in strange surround

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Blue buildings, blue sky

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Buckman,

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    At the entrance to the citadel of Victoria, known by its old name Rabat by islanders, on the island of Gozo, Malta, in 2008.

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  • Bruce Buckman,

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    And here's a bit of Valletta harbour on Malta with both blue sky and blue Mediterranean

    Since Jan 2012 • 96 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    This morning I drove past a deep blue and very still Lake Taupo contrasting with a dramatic blue sky and purpley distant mountains, all strikingly juxtaposed with the bleached out lake surrounds (it is very, very dry in central NZ). But sadly no camera.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3227 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Buckman,

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    This is fun. Discovering all these pics I never did much with from years ago. I've now done a panorama of Valletta harbour, with the combined blues of sky and sea.

    Since Jan 2012 • 96 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Those are amazing Nora!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

    What – the bottoms of the barrels??!

    Enjoying ChrisW and Bruce Buckman's Mediterranean diversion and thinking must pull the scanner out.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Blue-tiful Brighton, this afternoon.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    Blue-tiful Brighton

    Blue-tiful indeed! The sky looks painted in the top picture : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

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    A bit of blue, but a lot of mirage, just for Lilith. From Cheltenham Beach. Tamaki Drive can't be seen at all, the whole cliffline disappears into the sea. And check out the left-most yacht. It was a scorching hot, humid day, hence the sad lack of blue in the sky.

    ETA: Mind you, given those cliffs are probably Ladies Bay, it's not surprising Tamaki Drive can't be seen, since it's to the right of the shot :-(

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to BenWilson,

    A mirage to call one's own, why thank you Ben! :-)
    And thanks, Nora.
    What varied and unexpected delights in this thread!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    One of those China moments... smog-blue sky, massive hole where a row of restaurants was not so long ago, cement still damp on that new fence.

    And this morning, a frigid norwester, but a beautiful sky.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    a frigid norwester, but a beautiful sky

    nice... magnolias look so good against blue sky...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • RaggedJoe,

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    Alderman Islands, Jan 2013

    City of Sales • Since Sep 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • RaggedJoe,

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    Aldermans again, in the faaar distance, playing with panorama mode on iphone

    City of Sales • Since Sep 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

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