As you may well have noticed this blog has been neglected for some time now and I have made the decision to try and turn my photography from a hobby and into something that will generate a small income. My focus is now on NZ Photosales which offers photographers the chance to sell their photos and buyers the chance to purchase photos in a variety of print and digital forms as well as in gifts such as postcards, puzzles and mounted blocks. You can see my work at the NZ photosales website and also at a new blog called “Lucky Dip Photography” I’ve had many good experiences as a hobby blogger by the time has come for a change in pace. I wish all the daily photo bloggers and visitors the very best!

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  Climate Change is the theme of this year and by now I am sure there arn’t many people over the age of 5 who arn’t atleast familiar with these words. But what is it? Is it it something that will happen in the future if we don’t act now? Or is it something that’s just another political football? In a sense the answer to both is YES. Climate change will happen in the future, Climate Change policies  do win and loose votes for their respective parties and governments haggle over what to do with this issue…but climate change has already happened and is still happening  this is an issue that needs urgent attention. Most of us are lucky enough to only be affected by some strange weather patterns but in some areas of the globe climate change is causing extreme weather patterns, drought, fires, floods…it results in loss of land in coastal areas, loss of ice from the glaciers, this list is already to long and it only gets longer. Viewing this clip on the CARE website helped me to realise that there really are devastating consequnces of climate change. People are loosing their incomes, their heritage, their lives…please also follow this link to the CARE blog to see how you can help. We are not powerless, people are no longer ingnorant of the cause and result of climate change and therefore we no long have any excuse for not doing  anything. The time to act is NOW and everyday we have on this precious earth.

Due to my current housebound status (I only escape for grocceries these days!) I havn’t had a chance to get out and about with my camera for a while! I found these lovley trees in my archives and they were taken just before my daughters op in September.

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COMING SOON! International Blog Action Day!! Are you posting??  I am hoping to put together a digital collage of NZ photographer’s posts….email here kowhaiflower@hotmail.com if you’d like to take part. So far there are 3 of us…but the more the merrier!

DSC_3331The blossoms in the village centre and all but gone, thanks to time and lots of rain! I am glad to have captured this one and it’s lacy shaddow before then rain came!

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These 2 ladies where definately not shy about coming to our doorstep to look for food! We were at the table when we heared their very noisy quacks at the door! The kids (ok, and me!) were happy to oblige though!

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009City Daily Photo’s theme for this month is ‘Contrast.’

I  love the contrast of the shaddows and light on the lush spring grass that this photo captures. You can check out other entries on the CDP website.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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One of my favorite places to take photos is Yatton Park. The back part of the park over looks these Salt Marshes and at this time of year the colours are just beautiful!

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