straw flower


no clue


These little piggies...

All of these photos were taken out the car window. It's so cool to have such rural sights all around.


random shots

This highlander must be a pet because he saunters over to the roadside fence any time we stop.

This was found along a walkway at the beach.

Redneck wall


Marokopa Falls

These falls are outside of Hamilton, Waikato


Random water shots

Pesky vandals!!

There really isn't much crime in New Zealand. My theory is that the country is so small that there is nowhere to hide. So imagine my shock when Hubby told me a few months back that there had been a terrible case of vandalism in the small town of Inglewood!
Just look what they did to the train depot!

Yes, this is an act of vandalism. Really. At least, that's what the paper said.

Apparently, there had been a land dispute where the defunct depot stands and ownership was returned to the Maori (indigenous people). Since there were no longer trains stopping there, they boarded the windows up and it stood in disarray for a while...

...until some 'citizens' of the town decided it needed a coat of paint and the above pictures are the result.
Oh, by the way, they still haven't caught those pesky vandals.


Gulls at the Point, and some chickens, too

On the way out of the park, we noticed someone feeding the ducks. And geese. And a chicken or two!


my world

Walkway at Tupare Gardens

Monkey Puzzle

These are banksia trees (thanks to Arija for the ID). Apparently, they are of the boxwood family.