We visited Invercargill today and before leaving for home went to First In Windsor for refreshments. They’d done a great job in decorating the cafe/restaurant for Christmas and we found it cheerful and welcoming. What really caught my attention though was a picture on the wall. Love this!

Three separate photos taken by Nigel, edited by Liz (reduced the reflective shine as much as I could). Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.

One of the ostriches from the picture.


A colourful couple.


The entire picture. Click on the photo to enlarge.


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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    1. It is really lovely, just a picture hung on the wall with no info with it. Possibly just popular art that can be bought cheaply but even if that’s the case it doesn’t diminish the appeal of it to me.

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  1. These are delightful. I read that they’re not native to NZ, but have been farmed there since the late 1800s, with a gap between farmed-for-feathers and farmed-for-meat. I also read about fencing regulations. Apparently one meter is high enough for chicks, but the adults require fences similar to the high fence on our game ranches.

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    1. At Queens Park in Invercargill where we go to look at the gardens, they also have some animals. For many years they had an ostrich that was alone and lived with the alpacas but now I’m glad to see there are two ostriches – at long last the original bird has ostrich company.


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