Friday, 15 December 2017

Don't fence me in

I like to sit on my back step occassionally and have a cup of tea or coffee. I did this recently and felt decidedly claustrophobic, this hasn't happened before. I realised it was not only because of the rampant spring growth but also because the view had changed. Where I had previously had a clear view, through the section over the street out to the hills, now all I can see is a high wooden fence. There have been several fences built in our immediate vicinity in the last year. Some attractive, some not. Sigh :(
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Joining Gosia for Fences around the world

Friday, 27 October 2017

The impersonator


This is part of the native section of the 
Christchurch botanical gardens but I am
 not sure that the palm in the centre
 is native to New Zealand.
I could be wrong of course.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Here's lookin' at ya

A starling looking for bugs in the grass.


joining Eileen at Viewing nature with Eileen
for Saturday's Critters

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

A parson bird


 or as it is more commonly known, a Tui.
Spring is here and so are the birds.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

What am I?


This tiny moth was on the mat as we stepped inside the door. 
Does anyone know what its name is as I don't but I think it is rather attractive. 
It is only about an inch across.

Monday, 7 August 2017

A birds eye view

Recently I flew from Dunedin in the South Island to Hamilton in the North Island - and back again. These are some of the photos I took of the mountains, from the plane window.

The Seaward Kaikouras

Mounts Tongariro and Ruapehu
in a sea of cloud.

Mount Taranaki, (Egmont)

The Southern Alps

To read the legend of Taranaki, Ruapehu and Tongariro go here.

Sharing with Debbie at Friday Foto Friends

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve




Follow the path to the entrance to the caves.
Near Arthur's Pass in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Friday, 2 June 2017

The Cobden tiphead




The mouth of the Grey River,
Greymouth, NZ.
Looking across to the Cobden tiphead.
A shifting sandbar runs across the river mouth
 making it treacherous for shipping.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Shags


also known as cormorants.
Pancake rocks, Punakaiki, 
New Zealand

joining Eileen for Saturday's Critters

Don't fence me in

I like to sit on my back step occassionally and have a cup of tea or coffee. I did this recently and felt decidedly claustrophobic, this h...