23 November, 2009

Around and about in the last day or three

Springtime in my neighbourhood.

When I was a young kid, my Nana always used to have Maltexo in the cupboard for a treat, and didn't we grandkids just love it! You can still see it on the supermarket shelves today.

The reason Dunedin people are so fit.

Just an average Dunedin street, on the banks of a green hill...

15 November, 2009

Sunday walking at Flagstaff Creek

Gorse and broom can be beautiful. On a hot day, the fragrance from broom can be quite heady.

The magnificent pines.

The lush beauty of the ferns in Dunedin's forests.

Deep in the woods.

Growing up alongside the creek.

An old water race wheel.

14 November, 2009

Friday hike up Mt Cargill

A view from the top.

Looking along the side of the mountain.

As mentioned by Dave Brown, the information plaque at the summit has been vandalised. The inner part of the disc seems porous, so the cretin who did this may have ruined it once and for all.

A little bridge on the trail up from Bethunes Gully.

01 November, 2009

The Phantom 26: A rose-covered cottage...

WRITER: Lee Falk

ARTIST: Sy Barry

Well, this post marks exactly one year of The Dad Who Walks, with a Phantom entry every fortnight for all of that time.

Like The Ghost Who Walks, I will take some time "to think... to make a decision..." about whether or not I will continue with the blog.

In the meantime, I will leave you with this excerpt from the prologue of one of The Phantom's oddest adventures, and one of my favourites.

I doubt that any boys' adventure comic was ever so explicit in presenting to its impressionable readers the horrors of married life and domesticity that lay in wait to snare their hero.

For a boy, it's a no-brainer. Either you can travel the world with a wolf for a friend, being chased by brazen hussies, shooting off guns and beating up bullies, and commanding a deadly pigmy army as Ruler of the Jungle... Or you can get married, work in an office all day, then come home to change nappies, wash the dishes, and mow the lawn...

Yes, it's a tough one, I know!