Another Monday means another #RogueBurger 🍔🔥👀 This week’s Rogue: Grilled confit chicken 🍗 , green goddess sauce, crispy capers, tomato 🍅 , fried potatoes 🥔 and rocket 🥬
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It's happening again!! 🎉 This year's @mrsofttop Pop Up was SO overwhelmingly busy we've decided to run it again for those who missed out the first time around! Grab your pup and come down to Smack Bang on July 31st 3pm-7pm and August 1st 10am-5pm to get your hands on this season's NZ made winter coats, waterproof jackets, cotton and merino tees, hoodies and knitted sweaters not usually available in store 🐶 PLUS make any Mr Soft Top purchase during the pop up to go in the draw to win a tee and coat combo of your choice! #mrsofttoppopup
On Saturday while out clearing traps on the Hutt River spit, I was lucky enough to have this Male Kārearea supervising my work, and I just so happened to bring my camera with me!
Male Kārearea are noticeably smaller than the females and have a more high pitched "kek-kek-kek" call. According to the Eastern Falcon Conservation trust, this is because she's the boss!
Celebrating the area’s natural heritage, depicting a lush garden with giant #nativebirds as guardians, fish signifying they waterways beneath and giant #Totara connecting the garden to the green belt. Was put on hold during #covid19 but finished now 😃. #wellingtonwalls
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Our trip to the Wairarapa’s not completed without visiting our favorite Pinocchio 🍷🍷
Listen now to her track "Travelling Alone" via link in our bio 👆
"Travelling Alone" is the title track for the 2012 album by American folk singer/songwriter Tift Merritt. From Raleigh, North Carolina, Merrit's sound has been described as "sonic short stories and poignant performances" often compared to great female folk artists like Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris.
Merrit won the MerleFest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in 2000 and released her debut album, Bramble Rose in 2002. The record landed on the top ten lists for both Time and The New Yorker, and was called the best debut of the year by the Associated Press. While touring to promote Bramble Rose, Merritt opened for fellow North Carolinian Ryan Adams, who had helped her secure her first management and record contracts.
Unreal show as the sun dipped behind Kapiti Island last night
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‘What if Elizabeth Macarthur—wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in the earliest days of Sydney—had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville had miraculously found and published it? That’s the starting point for A Room Made of Leaves, a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented.
Marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her heart, the search for power in a society that gave women none: this Elizabeth Macarthur manages her complicated life with spirit and passion, cunning and sly wit. Her memoir lets us hear—at last!—what one of those seemingly demure women from history might really have thought.
At the centre of A Room Made of Leaves is one of the most toxic issues of our own age: the seductive appeal of false stories. This book may be set in the past, but it’s just as much about the present, where secrets and lies have the dangerous power to shape reality.
Kate Grenville’s return to the territory of The Secret River is historical fiction turned inside out, a stunning sleight of hand by one of our most original writers.’
‘A timely and critically acclaimed 100-year history of pandemics, by medical historian and viral TED talk presenter – with a new chapter on COVID-19.
A Financial Times Best Book of the Year
The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19.
Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet, despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu and the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles, to the 1930 'parrot fever' pandemic and the more recent SARS, Ebola, Zika and – now – COVID-19 epidemics, the last 100 years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.
In The Pandemic Century, Mark Honigsbaum chronicles 100 years of history in 10 outbreaks. Bringing us right up-to-date with a new chapter on COVID-19, this fast-paced, critically-acclaimed book combines science history, medical sociology and thrilling front-line reportage to deliver the story of our times.
There is a loooot going on in this image. Bottom right is the Cats Paw nebula the lobster nebula. . A bit further up is the location of Sagittarius A* which is the black hole, and then you have the Lagoon Nebula and the triffid nebula. Keep going up from that is the Eagle and Omega nebula. Inside the Eagle nebula is the very famous Pillars of Creation .
If you wanna get into astrophotography but don't know how or just have some questions, more than happy to answer them.
• 56 * 4m @ ISO 1600, F2.8
• 3.7h-ish of intergration time
• Sony A6000
• Sony 50mm 1.8 OSS
• Belt Modded HEQ5
• Svbony UHC filter
• Bortle 5, Suburban Wellington
Edited in Pixinsight - ColourCalib, Background Neut, SCNR, TVGD, MMT, DBE, ArcSinH, HistogramTrans, MorphTrans, Starnet++ (for masks), LHE, Curves and Camera Raw in PS.
I couldn’t say whether I’m a city or a country person, I think I appreciate both lifestyles in equal amounts. Here’s a snap from #montyscottage in #wairarapa#greytown where @agent.lewis and I go re-charge. Wood fire, birdsongs, fresh crisp air and far horizons 🌲🌲🌲🍁🦉🍂🍃🍄🐝🌥 🐑🐑🛤🗻
Work lunch at the wonderful @oliveoncuba 🥰 This is the mushroom cannelloni 🍄 with cashew mozzarella 🧀and baby spinach 🥬, topped with herb crumble, some fresh diced tomato 🍅, porcini oil & cress on top 🌱 A dish all the omnis loved just as much as the veges! 🍽 Lovely setting for celebrating with delicious (and beautiful!) food 🤤💚