pioneer village original house

I was inspired to revisit Pioneer Village in Stratford and get some fresh shots for the Rubbish Tuesday meme. I didn't like history class, but maybe if they explained it visually, like this place, I would have!








the sky at dusk

Hubby used to ask me what I saw when I'd run out of the house at dusk with the camera. After hearing, 'The sky!' over and over, he just rolls his eyes now. But I find the clouds and colors quite fascinating. These are just a few that I have taken. The only editing I've done is cropping.


sunset


new-zealand-skies




mangatoki church

Built in 1904 in Mangatoki, this church is now part of Pioneer Village in Stratford. It is available for weddings.






Donation box




feeder war!

After a bit of conversation, Hubby made a feeder from shortening and seeds to hang in the tree. I hoped to see waxeyes but it seems that finches took it over. In my effort to show how much it was being enjoyed, I hid behind the curtains and snapped these shots. I had no idea I was shooting a fight in progress! I'll let you insert your own birdie dialogue :)