Yesterday I walked from the highway to Old Cromwell. Along the way I found this public reserve, early afternoon in hot weather. The reserve is alongside Alpha Street and extends down to Lake Dunstan. I rested a while here and looked at a few things. Central Otago, New Zealand. 1) a glance behind me -... Continue Reading →
As mentioned in Plum Pigeon, we have a native-pigeon-couple spending courting time in our blossoming plum tree. Late on 11th September I noted their presence in the tree and managed to get out there with my cellphone camera. Today while considering this post I decided to search for poems about the New Zealand Pigeon and... Continue Reading →
After our chilly start to spring (cold wind, rain, sleet and snow) September 8th was much better, a gloriously fine day and I lost no time getting a load of washing 'done and hung'. End-of-day I trudged out to the line to get the washing, enjoying the melodious sounds of tūī song as I filled... Continue Reading →
I've often heard that "birds of a feather flock together" and so can colours! My post today features two photos looking down on the colour beds of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. These two pics were taken 18 January. The first is mine albeit heavily cropped to show more detail. The second is Nigel's, lightly... Continue Reading →
I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Oddities found, local walk 28 Oct. Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand. 1. Rooster on tall pole by an entrance 2. Letterbox (next-door property to the rooster) 3.Cool gabion letterbox on another street 4. After taking pics of a beech tree.. the tree stared back at me
Colours of a local street tree, a beech, on 28 October. A beautiful day, and the colours of the leaves caught my attention.
Sweet Sunday! ~photos from my walk this morning.Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. I approached the fence to photograph the cute duck and the cute lamb lambasted me with bleats, speeding down the field to say hello; then the brown hen came scurrying over. It was all very confusing and the hen was nervous of the... Continue Reading →
A poem/story. The verses accompany bird photos taken when we visited Maple Glen Garden on Sunday, 03 October [Southland, New Zealand]. The idea was inspired by Jake Owensby on twitter this morning telling how his wife Joy in a wordplay duel had coined “Poultrygeist.” It caught my imagination and after checking my photos I put... Continue Reading →
Fowl business: if you've ever seen a guinea fowl rushing along, apparently compelled by extreme urgency, they're very funny! Happened several times today at Maple Glen Garden in Southland, New Zealand. And by the way, they can be noisy! ~pics taken when they were more chilled out. Click on any photo to enlarge. Committee meeting... Continue Reading →
We met these animal locals on a walk yesterday to the edge of town. I took lots of spring flower photos, there were way more flowers in bloom than I expected. Flower photos later. ~Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. In the second sheep photo the mum-sheep is actually poking her tongue at me .. rude!... Continue Reading →
I was stunned to see this photo appear in my twitter feed recently, a Glistening-Green Tanager in the rain photographed in Ecuador Cloud Forest. I don't recall seeing photos of this bird before and I was amazed by the vibrant green plumage ~and it looks so beautiful sitting on the mossy branch in the rain!... Continue Reading →