inspiration on the wall

I think I have the ultimate photo for the phrase 'Bloom where you're planted'!
These poppies grow all over the garden and even on the side of the house!



Sunset and Wednesday around the World



This sunset was much prettier in person but I had to try to capture it.

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More garden color




The peony poppies that are EVERYwhere around the house are a favorite of the bees!




Some NZ birds for you

English goldfinch, one of the large group around the house.

Hubby took this fantastic shot of a wood pigeon.

I'm always trying to get a shot of the NZ hawks on our road trips.

Wood pigeons

We have a kingfisher that hangs out on the wires at the house but there has only been one time when I've seen two together.

This NZ hawk was interested in the water in the ditch beside the road.

Wild yellowhammers--I prefer to call them spanaries (sparrow + canary).

Shag/cormorant 

Tuis