Monday, May 9, 2022

Sunrise yesterday


Two photos from yesterday morning's sunrise (looking westwards!)

I have not changed the colours at all.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Early morning walk


 More early morning walk photos. Trying to avoid the heat of summer days!


Monday, January 17, 2022

Night-flowering cactus


At this time of year, I go for my daily walk very early in the morning, usually at about 5.30 a.m., as it is far too hot later in the day.  I am not going to walk anywhere when it's 32 degrees Centigrade, which is what is forecast for later today!

This morning I detoured to see if the cactus I have seen on other summer mornings is still alive, and still flowering during the night...




As you can see, it is flowering beautifully. The sun is not properly up yet, and the delicate pink tips of the petals are still clearly visible...




Monday, November 15, 2021

Farewell, Manu


Last Thursday afternoon, our lovely little Jack Russell dog was put to sleep. 

He was 16 years old, and up until a few months ago, he was the gentle, well-behaved, 

happy little chap he had always been.   

We got him when he was 6 weeks old. He was the runt of the litter, 
the last pup left -  when I sat down on the floor he just climbed
 into my lap, and that was that.

He loved his walks, and the beach, and our cats.

Over the last year it became clear that Manu was losing his hearing, and his eyesight.  He was still keen to go for a walk every day, and would wait at the door for me to be ready.  However he would run out of steam after a short time, our walks got shorter and shorter, and he would sleep a great deal during the day.

The time came for his annual check-up, and I knew that this would be the last one.
Our lovely vet found several issues; his heart was beating at twice the normal
rate,missing a beat every now and then, he had a smell which she thought was 
probably to do with liver function, and she could feel a mass in his stomach.
We came home, and after a long discussion the decision was made. I would 
take him back on Thursday,and he would go gently to sleep.  

Farewell, little mate.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Spring leaves


I do love spring, although it can be incredibly, annoyingly changeable!

It's so good to see our young trees getting their spring foliage (although 

they're getting buffeted by the wind out there today).


I love autumn even more, except for the horrible fact 

that it id followed by winter...

Monday, August 30, 2021

Last day of winter...





 Tomorrow morning I will be extremely happy 

to say good-bye to winter 2021...


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Winter, Day 7

I have finally made the effort to use the new method of setting up a post. 

I much prefer the previous system, but I suppose I will get used to it - not much choice, really.



  Waihi Beach on a wintry sort of day.  Mayor Island (Tuhua) in the background.



Same beach, different day. Manu enjoying the water.




Rainbow behind our house



Sunrise, with moon.