More garden color

The peony poppies that are EVERYwhere around the house are a favorite of the bees!

Some NZ birds for you

English goldfinch, one of the large group around the house.

Hubby took this fantastic shot of a wood pigeon.

I'm always trying to get a shot of the NZ hawks on our road trips.

Wood pigeons

We have a kingfisher that hangs out on the wires at the house but there has only been one time when I've seen two together.

This NZ hawk was interested in the water in the ditch beside the road.

Wild yellowhammers--I prefer to call them spanaries (sparrow + canary).



Wednesday around the World

For those of you that don't know, I am one of a few bloggers from around the world that host Wednesday around the World each week. 
It all started over at the Communal Global blog in 2010 with one blogger's dream of visiting the world.
Today you can join in by showing us a post of your little patch of Earth. Just click the 'add your link' button below and let us see how things are where you are!
When you have time, you can come back to any of the hosts' pages and view the world from wherever you are.

Ocean favorites

It's been rainy and windy all week so I looked through
my archives for some bright and cheery photos.