Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Haier Big Hoot

Haier Big Hoot 

The Big Hoot | Owl Arrival Party

The Haier Big Hoot is a free public art trail featuring 47 giant Owl sculptures (1.65m tall). Each Owl has been turned into a bespoke piece of art by a Kiwi or International artist, with works by Dick Frizzell, Jeff Thomson, Greer Clayton, Flox, Weilun Ha, Peata Larkin, Grace Wright, Jessica Pearless, and more. Joining the giant owls are 60 owlets (90cm) – many designed by Auckland school students. 
From Saturday 03 March, 2018, the Owls will be displayed for nine weeks in public spaces, parks, malls and libraries across Auckland. At the end of the trail the Owls will be auctioned to fundraise for Child Cancer Foundation.  

In some cultures, the owl is a harbinger of death. http://www.pauldfrost.co.uk/intro_o2.html

An owl came to our house when Mum was pregnant with my younger brother. Grand Ma was visiting us, we asked Dad to catch it. Dad did, but released it, he didn't want Grand Ma to nag about the bad luck..

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Christine and Isabella

While I was having lunch today, Hannah and her daughters were at Sandringham collecting for SPCA, Olivia, a character in Ann the Playgroup loved animals and volunteered at At SPCA. Here is Hannah and her dog, Marlo.
In this book, Christine and Isabella went to SPCA and got a big dog.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Isabella goes with Jamie to see the gannets


Isabella's gigolo took her to Muriwai to see the gannets.
Muriwai's gannet colony is a one hour drive from the centre of Auckland. Next to the car park, a short walking track leads to a viewing platform right above the main colony area. Out to sea, the colony continues on two vertical-sided islands. About 1,200 pairs of gannets nest here from August to March each year.