I love the setting between the hills.
I thought we had a new kind of visitor on the lawn until I saw Mama Starling feeding them. I was surprised, and excited, that she chose to do it so close to the house. I snapped a few shots that evening and forgot about them until Hubby told me that he had taken their picture the next morning before work. :)
I've never really lived without neighbors before this last move--not by choice, but by circumstance. Now that we have clear views of nature for miles, I spend a lot of time making Hubby look out the window at something I found. The sunsets are pretty spectacular and we are always taking photos as the sun sets behind the trees. Here are a few peeks at our Taranaki sunsets.
In 1931, Napier, in Hawke's Bay, was hit with a 7.8 earthquake that flattened the city. It was rebuilt in the style of 1920's art deco. Each year, on the third weekend in February, they celebrate with Art Deco Weekend, where you can join one of the many walking tours of the city.
ABC Wednesday - R
Thursday Challenge - city