A male Nyala antelope at Wellington Zoo got spooked/frightened by the fireworks and ran into a fence they believe, and they found it dead the next morning:
Photo 1: A white hollyhock flower off my OTHER (NON-PINK) hollyhock bush. =D
Photo 2: My pink Little Miss Perfect roses (shrub bought from Bunnings, of course). =D
Photo 3: A white (or very pale purple) I-don't-know-what flower, but it is very pretty, so I thought I'd take a photo of it - it's the same as the unknown pink flowers I've photographed before, but white. =D
Photo 4: My snapdragons (I think). =D
Photo 5: My beans (all sorts) and pumpkins coming up. =D They are butternuts, I think - I planted the seeds from cut-up pumpkins I'd bought for dinner, then put the scraps (including the seeds) in the compost - YES, you can grow all sorts of pumpkin plants from these, I'm pretty sure that's how one of my previous, VERY prolifically-fruiting butternuts grew - from a seed in the compost!!!!!!!! =D So HERE'S hoping I get some this - or next - year!!!!!!!! =D
Photo 6: Some of my pumpkin seedlings. =D Butternuts, I think - my favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D Hehehe. =D
Photo 7: Two of my scarlet runner bean seedlings!!!!! =D Yay - I can FINALLY get them to grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D AND, what's AMAZING is that NONE show signs of rot. =O The trick is to plant them, and your pumpkins, in a raised bed WITH GOOD SOIL, and then BOTH your pumpkins AND your beans will be healthy - THIS is what I have learned from this. =D Heheheh!!!!!!!! =D
For crying out loud Auckland Council, SORT YOUR S**T OUT!!!
When it appears to be more red flags of 'Long Term Effect' hazard alerts than the so called "Safe areas' around Auckland's coastlines, especially out West, then one has to wonder what the heck is the Auckland Council actually doing.
There are nearly 40 high-risk places that exceed national guidelines for swimming.
How on earth can an area that is surrounded by tidal waters continually be contaminated by all sorts of human and animal waste flowing into the sea?
There is even a black alert that means there is a very high risk of illness from swimming for North Shore's Castor Bay.
Any area with a green (so called safe area) that sits between any red flags, sure as heck should be a huge concern to all those people swimming or God forbid, catching fish there.
It's damn well safer to swim down at Mangere where the sewage treatment plant is for crying out loud!
With Auckland having one of the highest rates nationwide, with the least amount to show for the rates they are grabbing from left right & centre, who will step in and make them accountable or even audit them?
Who will actually give a damn about our safety and health?