Thursday, 26 November 2009

Day 161 - Sunbathing Santina

Sunbathing Santina

Santina loves the sun. This is the first time I have ever seen her try to spread out both wings to catch those precious rays. If you look closely behind her neck you will see that, at certain angles, the sun reflects the light on her black feathers, giving off a shiny pink or green glean.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Day 160 - Lemon raspberry cupcake

Lemon raspberry cupcake
with lemon buttercream frosting

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Day 159 - Seagull

Unsuccessfully appealing for food

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Day 158 - Spring flowers

Spring flowers
Sheltering from the wind

Friday, 13 November 2009

Day 157 - Naked lady

Naked lady
In all her glory

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Monday, 9 November 2009

Day 155 - Gum tree

Gum tree

This is one of the many giant gum trees on a friend's lifestyle block just out of Levin. We estimate it to be about 30 metres tall, and there are others on his property which are probably another 5 metres taller again. How easily dwarfed we are, sometimes!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Day 154 - Corrugated iron teacup

Corrugated iron teacup

This corrugated iron teacup, near Levin, has often caught my eye while driving through the Manawatu district. It's certainly a colourful and eye-catching way to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Day 153 - Giant mosaic ball


Giant mosaic buoy
Himatangi Beach

This giant mosaic buoy stands in the centre of the roundabout at Himatangi Beach. It features beach themes and is quite an imposing scene at its resting place, even if it took some time to work out what it was.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Day 152 - Red(ish) cupcakes

Red(ish) cupcakes
Well, they're supposed to have turned out more red than this. They still tasted great - vanilla cupcakes, with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Day 151 - Toilet thief!

Who stole the loo?
An unusual, yet amusing, sight to see
Here today, gone tomorrow!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Day 150 - Yellow buds

Yellow buds
So full of promise!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Day 149 - Sunbathing pigeon

Sunbathing pigeon

You've heard of the sunbathing cat? Well, birds like to catch rays sometimes, too. Santina joined me for a bit of sunshine as I was lying in the sun reading a book. Luckily I had my phone close by so I could sneak a photo of her before she noticed.