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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Some of the lovely art from the Greerton Village Primary School Art Exhibition hosted by the Papatuanuku House.

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Above, prize giving. The coloured t.shirts all represent a different school. Greerton’s are maroon. Wonderful weather for play!

Below, The team from Greerton Village primary having a quick pep talk during practise. All up the teams played 5 games against other primary schools from our area.Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

This wonderful Kereru (NZ native wood pigeon) was quite happy for me to take it’s photo. I got 3 or 4 of it while it was perched here despite the fact that I had a group of 6 noisy school kids nearby. I was thrilled to spot it and even more thrilled to get photos.  When it flew off it actually flew so close to me that I felt the breeze from it’s wings at the top of my head! What a buzz for a bird fanatic like me! I took this in a walk through aviary at Hamilton Zoo and although we had to rush in this trip I will be doing a very slow walk through when we go back as a family. I saw a Weka in another part of the Zoo (although it was not as photogenic!) and I’d never seen a Weka before (except for on the Tv) so I was doubly happy!

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

I did a quick google search on Kereru before this post and I found this great site which I hope you will check out. It has several short Kereru videos including one so drunk on fermented berries it actually falls out of the tree! There’s a longer video on the home page that shows some of the stunning forest’s that Kereru and many other native birds live in if you feel like a bit of “bush walking!” I also found this video clip on YouTube of a Weka going about it’s daily business. The Weka looks like it’s a cross between out native Kiwi and Pukeko’s. In the background you can also hear the call of a Morepork.

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

 Yesterday I attended a creativity day run by The learning connexion and held at the Tauranga Art gallery. I like the contrast between our 2 rooms! One is ordered and quiet the other is bright and bursting with colour! (Although I did wait until most of the gallery’s visitors had moved out of the shot before I took this photo.) For more on the creativity day please see my Art blog.

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