why Stratford weather sucks

This picture of Mt Taranaki was taken from New Plymouth, about (35km northwest of Stratford).  Note the blue skies. Stratford is under the cloud that is covering the mountain.

Linked to Midweek Blues, Sweet Shot TuesdayOutdoor Wednesday, White Wednesday and \ Just Beautiful.


wild ducklings

The last house we rented had a goldfish pond. 
Our second spring there saw over 80 wild ducklings from 14 different broods.

It was a great experience to watch, but a mess to keep clean.  A few more pictures are here.

I'm linking to Give Me Your Best Shot

and See It Sunday.


macro toadstools

I thought this would be a great setting for a fairy tale about little people who lived under toadstools and did good deeds for humans. Alas, I'm not a storyteller or writer.

I'm joining Photo Story Friday and Macro Friday



Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

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This is Te Rewa Rewa pedestrian bridge in New Plymouth. It's designed on fish bones or whale bones--take your pick. It's the newest part of the coastal walkway along the Tasman sea in Taranaki, connecting New Plymouth to several smaller towns along the coastline. Here's a link to the map of the walhttp://www.newplymouthnz.com/VisitingNewPlymouth/Maps/CoastalWalkwayMap.htmkway