2/26/14

field of color

I don't know what kind of flowers these are but  I now know that these are tiger flowers and they are quite colorful. Thanks, Marsha!






kingfisher

This little guy/gal showed up on a dull, cloudy day. It's the second time I've seen him/her. I think s/he was fishing in the little river along the paddock. If you want to know more about him/her, click here.



2/21/14

pink peony poppies

There were three of these beautiful flowers that bloomed shortly after we moved into this house. I had never seen them before, but Hubby knew exactly!



I love all the busyness inside each blossom!


2/20/14

same birds, different view

I'm certainly not complaining about the beautiful blue sky and the sea gulls that entertain us at the beach, but there's not a lot of variety when it comes to shore birds here in Taranaki.  So, I thought I'd share a different perspective of them. If you notice, a couple of them are keeping an eye on me, too!



2/12/14

baby ferns

I was enthralled with these new trees that were growing along a river, but I'm not sure what specific tree they will be. They are bracken ferns--thanks, Paul!

nz-koru





2/11/14

kite day!

Looking out my kitchen window on Sunday morning, I saw kites flying above the trees so we went to check it out. Clouds covered the sky but the wind was perfect for flying!
sign-lions



kites-new-zealand



2/4/14

Koru

This fern furl  is called koru in Maori. It symbolized new life, growth and peace.

fern-furl

Our Beautiful World - Repetition

2/2/14

clouds over mt taranaki

Now that we don't live under the clouds of the mountain (Stratford is somewhere to the right, under all that fluff), I can appreciate the beauty of it.