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The day started off with a great sunrise (below) but pic of the day has to be the Monarch that I photographed in the garden. I hope this wee butterfly survives! It must have only just hatched because I found it just down from the remains of it’s chrysalis. Sadly it was tangled in a spiderweb, it’s antentae, legs and wings trapped in the tiny threads. I don’t think a spider was trying to trap it, I think the young butterfly tangled itself. I removed it from the web and was rewarded with a few tiny flaps of its wings but I suspect that this butterfly didn’t make it to a food source soon enough…it was very weak and I have no idea how to feed a butterfly! If your a butterfly fan like me please keep your fingers and toes crossed for this one!

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If a red sky at night is a Sheppard’s delight….what’s a rainbow at night?? I was watching TV when I looked out the lounge window and spotted this rainbow, it was 8.20 at night and the pinkish tinge is caused by the setting sun. I felt privileged to witness it!

I can never seem to pick just one photo especially when the sky is spoiling me with scenes like this! Tu Meke (too meh-key) translates to ‘awesome, outsanding, excellent…” I’m sure you’ll  agree.

 

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

A break in the tree line at Yatton Park allows a good view of the Waipuna Salt Marshes and there is a walking track that takes people from Fraser St Reserve to Yatton Park along the marsh line. We did the walk the other day as a family and I was quite suprised to find that the walk from the main road to the marshes is only 15-20 minutes. I did it by myself when I first got my camera and it took nearly an hour because I stopped and photographed every second plant and interesting shaddow I saw! This time however I was being rushed    hurried encouraged  by the rest of the familyto keep walking so I had to keep my camera in its bag for the most part!

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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009I did sneak in a couple of view shots and one or two of the marsh grasses. I didn’t do this part of the track when I walked it by myself but now I can see I will have to go back again once the kids are back at school!

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

I am working on a series of black and white photographs that will include a different compostion of this photo. It looks amazing in black and white! Quite mysterious. I am not sure what to do with my series yet, I may submit them for the end of term exhibtion at ‘The learning Connexion” the art school I am studying towards my diploma with or I may add them to my collection on my creative photography blog “nest eggs” or maybe do both! Either way I will keep you posted:)

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2008

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

The top image is the last sunset for 2008, the bottom image is the first sunset for 2009. I had to wait until yesterday  to get it because New Years day didn’t present a sunset, more of a slight tinge and the 2nd and 3rd were overcast!They were taken at the same time each night yet they are so different from each other! No 2 the same as they say.I’m hoping to be back blogging now each day as I was before Christmas and I’m looking forward to getting around my world tour via all of your blogs again too!