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It sits there, in the middle of a city -
Amid the trees and rocks
Waiting for nothing -
living and breathing from day to day.
A quiet pond - one filled with and surrounded by life.
Mallards floating on the surface
Or standing on the shore with their young ones.
Koi swimming beneath the surface -
Turtles - snapping and other - under and above
Bluegill of all sizes and ages -
And one lonely carp - swimming as if King of the Pond.
What els... Read More
In response to several queries, here are the details outlined in our local paper. According to our local newspaper, “Paeroa roared to the sound of high-powered motorbikes on Sunday with the running of the 18th annual Battle of the Streets”. STATISTICS Spectators: more than 10,000 Number of Races: 21 Top Speed: 280kmh on State Highway 2 Other Attractions: A range of classic bikes, and sidecars, and supermotos, whatever they are! Kiwibarb.... Read More
My home town, Paeroa, hosts one of the annual Battle of the Streets events, of which there are about 10 in various locations during the year. Today was the day. Battle of the Streets is motorbike racing around the business centre of town. This highly popular yearly event brings visitors from all over New Zealand and from overseas, and carries big prize money. The bikes are worth a small fortune, ranging from Harley Davidsons to every other popular brand. Days prior to the event, locals start pr... Read More
Today was fun, or at least that is the way it worked out. First off for some insane reason I decided to participate in a postcard exchange. I live in a small town
and no one had any postcards. Called all the big stores, little stores, finally in one little mom and pop drug store they found a small display stashed in the back covered in dust and faded by sun. So off I went to Ward's Pharmacy to look at old postcards. So I get there and they show me the display. It's tiny b... Read More
"Hanging out shirts in the dirty breeze
And after it rains there's a rainbow
And all of the colors are black,
It's not that the colors aren't there
It's just imagination they lack.
Everything's the same back in my little town."
Lyrics from "My Little Town" by Paul Simon The Calendar I don't know if My Little town
lacks imagination or not, but politically correct, it ain't. Not anymore. I went to the mailbox today (you know one of the rural mailboxes that sits about tw... Read More