Kay's favourite 'quiet' hobby/interest is 'writing, writing, writing'! Kay McKenzie Cooke is a southern Aotearoa / New Zealand writer that I've met through blogging and I'm excited for Kay that her fourth book of poetry will be released in June. She's also been working on a novel over the last decade and I think publication... Continue Reading →
Brightly coloured Australian parrot flying in the rain, what a great wealth of beautiful birds they have in Australia! The photo appeared in my Twitter feed this morning and it was love at first sight! Photo credit: twitter a/c Angry Magpie @karenagold Image used with permission. Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/karenagold/status/1228476819147378689 Posted by Liz, Exploring... Continue Reading →
Tui mural on the wall of a Dunedin carpark in a commercial part of Dunedin City, New Zealand. The tui is a native songbird, endemic to New Zealand. Very assertive bird and flies like a rocket. For more information and photos, Wendy from the North Island has done excellent tui posts: tui feasting on kowhai... Continue Reading →
Tui detail from a mural on a carpark wall in Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo and Title from my OH Nigel Cowburn. Tuis are native songbirds, very territorial, and they fly like rockets!
This unusual photo of a butterfly flying over water captured my imagination. As soon as I saw it on Sunday evening I felt compelled to write a poem so this wannabe poet swung into action, spending two or three hours labouring over the words to express my feelings about the scene. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flying... Continue Reading →
Dairy cow like no other - this floating friendly friesian and amusing poem are from North Island blogger Maureen Sudlow who blogs at kiwissoar : flights of fancy from New Zealand. With Maureen's permission I'm re-posting her photo and poem, copied from her post of March 28, 2017 BALLOON QUADRILLE -- by Maureen Sudlow Original... Continue Reading →
In the Dunedin public library I noticed these birds on a corner of the blue carpet. Dunedin is a harbourside city so I assume they’re seabirds.. what a nice acknowledgement of the local environment!
Last time we were in Bluff, we walked along part of the main street and one of the buildings that caught our attention was the Eagle Hotel. It prominently features the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, the Official National Bird of the USA that also appears on the Great Seal of the United States. With Hurricane Florence... Continue Reading →
Enjoy these two bright and beautiful images where pink and blue reign supreme, featuring together to great effect! Thank you to both photographers for allowing me to use your images Aerial display, Malta International Airshow Taken by Anita (Malta) From: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge - Lines | 26 April, 2018 Blog: Anita's Images Havana, Cuba... Continue Reading →