random Taranaki

This lovely hawk posed for a while before flying off.

My Easter surprise at Pukekura Park :)

A pair of yellow admirals have been hanging out at my flower garden.

This is the bloom of my swan plant.

Fantails show up occasionally and this one kept casting a shadow into the house 
the other night so I snapped his/her picture.

Good Random Fun (you pick!)


Tom said...

WOW Betty, where do I start? Your bottle of Lemon and Paeroa to google for help! We have red admirals, but yellow ones are new to me. A swan plant, how lovely. That fantail is amazing. That hillside and rusty barn is right out of heaven! Thanks so much!!!

Nora said...

I love the kind of butterfly you have there. And the hawk photo, wow you got so close to it. cheers.

Pat Tillett said...

One gorgeous photo after another!
That hawk is pure predator, and looks the part.

Stewart M said...

Very nice shots - I do like the one looking down onto the beach.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The landscape is amazing.

Margaret Adamson said...

All beautiful shots Betty I would be hard pushed to pick a favourite

Molly said...

I love the rolling hills in that last shot


Gordon said...

Great set of photos, I am amazed at the size of the feathers on that Hawk, and the Fantail is a beautiful shot.
Take care, Gordon.

elizabeth said...

That handsome hawk! So many stunning photos in your post!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Isn't he lovely, thanks for linking up!