Saturday, 31 May 2008

Another 'Wow!' kind of day......

The pics speak for themselves. I had my feet very firmly on the ground!!


Friday, 30 May 2008

Boulder bank and back again......

Spotted this cute wee Kingfisher when I was driving back from the Boulder bank...

...then he flew off.....

I also spotted this Heron having a mid-afternoon feed....

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Seafarers Memorial - Sunderland Marine Pier

This poem inscribed onto the Seafarers Memorial is a great dedication to the regions seafarers (click the pic to see a bigger version!)

Sunday, 25 May 2008

A magical flight...

Today's totally unexpected invitation to join a friend and her learner-pilot husband on his training flight over some of Nelson and Golden Bay's beautiful countryside was a totally brilliant way to spend a few hours. These pics say more about how beautiful it was than I ever could........

1 Nelson Haven

2 Mapua
3 Mapua

4 Motueka Coastline 5 Biggles!
6 Abel Tasman National Park

7 Abel Tasman National Park
8 Abel Tasman National Park
9 Return to Nelson

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Duck!! No, plane!!

This pic was a hasty snap as I stumbled round the perimeter of the airport in total darkness.

Do you know how close those planes get to the perimeter fence when they come in to land?!?!? I swear I saw the pilot shake his fist at me!!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Smoke Tree....

...the original, unadulterated version!

This is the Smoke Tree pic before I tweaked it. It looks pretty blah in this state!

Good ol' PS eh?!

Thursday, 15 May 2008


Tuesday, 13 May 2008

More bloody sunsets!!

Well - maybe not bloody so much as golden!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Mr Fantail

I was so pleased to have met a fantail who actually enjoyed having his picture taken!!! He hung round for ages and seemed very happy to be there!