1/17/18

abandoned barn and WATW


This barn seemed to have some character even in its abandoned state.

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1/15/18

randomness



Hubby feeding his friends, the eels at Te Henui stream in New Plymouth.


Some New Plymouth artwork




Pukekos on our road


1/14/18

a little color for you!

Our area of the country has been declared a drought area but our little 'micro climate'
doesn't seem to be hit too hard. Hubby waters his veggies often but my flowers don't seem to  
need watering very much.

I thought my balloon flower was gone forever, but I guess it was just too tired
to bloom last year. I was so excited to see it that I bought it some friends :)

This crocosmia from African grows everywhere along the roadsides and Hubby
was kind enough to dig some up for my garden :)


I hope to have lots of pincushion seeds to plant next year.

I showed you my gladiolas before but I really like this shot.

I planted some phacelia seeds that didn't come up last year but surprised me this year in several places. You'll probably see more pics of these :)

I think this is a mullein although I've never seen it in my garden before.

Gazanias grow well in all parts of my garden and I can 
always count on them for gorgeous color.



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1/12/18

my Okato Beach

These are shots that I took at Okato Beach on New Year's Eve. You can see Hubby's photos here.
It was quite a hike for an old lady, such as myself, so we probably won't be going back.

The black sand formed a flat beach that dropped off at the tide line and
the low tide watermarks were gorgeous.

I couldn't find any information about this bit of man-made structure. I shall keep looking.

I love how smooth the water has made the rocks and wonder how big they were.


While sitting in the sand enjoying the scenery, I noticed these itsy, bitsy shells. Of course,
you can't tell from this shot.

So, I took them home and put them next to a 'normal' conch that is about 3.5 inches/8.9cm wide.





Little Things

Thankful Thursday

Nature Notes


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1/10/18

Wednesday around the World


My dahlias are blooming quite nicely this year. We've had some hot weather before
and after several days of a humongous downpour and  the garden seems to be happy.

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1/9/18

A bit of this and that













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1/8/18

Hubby's photos at Okato Beach

On New Year's Eve, we took a ride to Okato to visit a beach that Hubby heard about.

These images were taken by Hubby, as he is much more able to navigate the rocks 
and more willing to get wet.



sea urchin
okato beach nz

Neptune's necklace
okato beach nz


sea snail
sea snail

I love how the water just pops out of the sand to make these designs.



kina
okato beach nz

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1/6/18

monochrome








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