Characters in Tapanui

From a neighbourhood stroll this evening.
Tapanui, West Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Frog letterbox, Tapanui School.
Māori gateway, Tapanui School. “Together We Learn And Grow”
Cutest-ever decorative cat, private property entrance.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)
keywords: māori, maori, Maori, letterboxes, lichen

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    1. This cat really won me over! There was a real cat lying on the concrete path leading to the house. I talked to it hoping it wouldn’t run away (but it did), much amusing some bloke approaching me along the footpath who thought I’d lost my photo opportunity – “haha” goes mr. know-it-all “I knew that would happen” — to which I retorted rather tartly: “I’m photographing THIS cat!!!”.

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      1. Reminds me of when my oldest brother-in-law spent a night at our house and brought his dog with him. There was also a large toy dog belonging to one of his kids left sitting out in the car. It really confused my neighbour when she thought she heard the toy dog bark as she walked past the car… 🙂

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      1. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of Kermit the Frog from the Muppets and eagerly awaited Muppet movies in which I could see him doing things like playing the banjo and riding a bicycle. So, yeah, I can find frogs adorable. For the record, I also played a frog in a a production of The Frog Prince done by adults for children. Someone younger and more handsome got to play the role of the Prince after I got kissed. 🙂

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