Conifers at Aotea Lagoon offering a puppet show. I see Punch and Judy type characters performing. What do you see happening in these interesting tree branches?
Monthly Archives: August 2013
At Aotea lagoon…..
While I was out strolling at the Aotea Lagoon recently there were feathered friends on show
and the sky offered feathery clouds.
Have a restful weekend.
When the land you love shakes beneath your feet
and even rocks that look so solid
suddenly can shift because of a greater force, you wonder what is certain about your life anymore.
But the waves will still form and break
and the tides come and go.
The sea air is still tangy and refreshing. The sun warm and the sky blue on days like this one.
A wave surge hits the sea wall and exhilarates you with delight as salt water splashes your face.
It is ironic that nature means earthquakes here in Aotearoa but it is nature that we return to for solace and restoration of spirit and hope.
But wait….orange too!
While out discovering all the yellow around me I also spotted Orange, bright and zesty.
So what about these earthquakes?
If you go here you will get graphs and statistics to show just how many earthquakes have been recorded in Wellington.
We are fortunate here because we are not feeling every one. The people in Seddon and the Marlborough areas in the South Island have been having a much rougher time. There has been widespread damage and the people are feeling most of the aftershocks because they are so shallow.
For a different format from the official Seismic scientists go here:
Here are some of our provisions and supplies in case we are hit by a damaging earthquake:
This is an emergency solar powered radio with a wind-up dynamo. It is also a torch and has an attachment to charge up cell phones.
Small solar powered torch that I keep by my bed and my Rescue Remedy spray
There are still some gaps to fill in our supplies and we need to sharpen up some aspects of our plans
This blog post from Moata in Christchurch offers some very helpful tips borne of very real experience. I’m working on some of them.