Trees


These quails were far to busy hunting for insects in the leaf litter to be worried about me!

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I used to have quails in an avery years ago. Pretty little things! I was really pleased to spot this family of them under the trees.

I spotted this quote on a park bench.

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 I think Cherry trees are almost perfect! The provide a fantastic show in both Spring and Autumn and their branches stretch out to form a stunning canopy of colour. I took this photo the other day before picking the kids up from school and the cherry blossom photo is obviously from my archives. I didn’t set out with the intention of replicating the photo in it’s opposite  but when I got there I realised I could and tried to remember where it was I had stood. My memory served me pretty well! I think the courtyard (in Greerton) looks equally good in both seasons although if you want to see some more  of  spring please visit my blogging friend John who recently posted a lovely spring shot from his backyard.

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We’re back home again after a great few days away in Taranaki.  It was so good to go back for a while and very tempting to stay! The drive down was wonderful, Autumn is fantastic time to travel through the country and a lot of NZs highways are dotted with ranges and farmlands so the view was great the whole way down the island. Well, technically across and down as we live on the opposite coastline!

I took photos on the way there and have other photos to come as soon as I have resized them!

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Top photo: Corrogated Iron Kiwi in Otrohonga aka Kiwi Town! Next photo: An autumn highway photo through the windscreen…just before Otrohonga. Photo 3: Mokau- just before the Taranaki region officially begins. Photo 4: My mountain. Ok, everyones Mountain. The fabulous Mount Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont) taken at the first peak we got of Taranaki. By the time we’d travelled closer and around her the cloud had tucked the moutain away again! Hard to believe that this could be invisiable but it’s true! I did get photos later though!

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McLaren’s falls, just off the state highway on the way over the Kaimai ranges.

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One of the musicians who came and added to the lovely open air atmosphere.

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The free ‘muse me’ event was organised by the council as part of the annual ‘Sustainable backyards’ month. I was thrilled to bits when I saw the event advertised in the paper and couldn’t wait to go and check it out! ‘Muse Me’ was about artists creating art from the environment, while being accompanied by musicians.  95% of the materials used were found in the environment they were used in and there was plenty for the kids to do too. Members were asked to bring a picnic lunch, take home all rubbish and a tree planting ceremony took place to off-set the carbon emissions. Wahoo! Go Tauranga! We arrived at 10-45 and left just after 2pm- just before the ‘open air shakespear’ play.  Next year I’m going to participate as an artists…and bring more food so we can stay for the whole thing!

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This  bird creation attracted a lot of attention, along with the face on the hill. All od the artworks are being left in the hands of mother nature to re-intergrate back into the environment…and I am sure provide a suprise for others who come to enjoy the park! Over the next few days I will be posting close up images of some of these creations as well as a few others on my art blog. Please come over and take a closer look!

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I heard today that Tauranga Intermediate is the largest Intermediate in the Southern Hemisphere. I don’t know for sure if that’s true but I do know that it boasts a lot of large trees and birds.  It really adds to the atmosphere of the school and they’re a natural asset.  I am betting the school will be a great place to wander, camera in hand during Autumn.  I can’t wait!  Coincidentally ( I think!) the schools roll of 1200  is divided into houses, each house is made up of 4 classes of approx 25-30 kids in each…and each house is named after a native tree.  Rimu, Kahikatea, Totara, Manuka are a few that come to mind.  Each house wears a coloured t.shirt  associated with that tree, Manuka’s house colour for example is Pink. (Yes, even for the boys….lol )

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It’s looking suprisingly lush for this time of year but this is ‘my pond’ and my house can just be seen in this photo (2nd roof down on this pic.) The island in the middle photo is where most of the birds nest, especially the pukeko’s who appear to own it. So many of my photos are taken here I thought it was about time I show the whole pond!

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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