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.

 

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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

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These were taken from the wharf at the Strand in Tauranga. Just a few hundred meters down the road and across are the bars and resturants of the city… the wharf is a great fishing spot and people like to jump off it to swim as well. I was there for fishing not jumping:) We were catching and releasing with a bait catcher and bread, the haul included 2 shrimp, 4 yellow spotties and 4 brown fish as yet unidentified! These birds now it’s a good spot to score a free feed too!

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Boat photos to come…

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I’m not sure if its a good or a bad thing but the empty section opposite our house recieved a make-over today. As you can see it’s hot and dry here, the dust clouds billowed up behind the tractor as it spat our the remains of the wild daisies and fennel flowers that have often appeared here! I liked the rustle made by the dry seed heads and the camoflage it provided the birds and insects but for some reason (fire risk maybe?)  it was D day today and now it’s time for the cycle to start all over again. 

I confess that I hope the section stays empty though…the pond is just over the brow and it’s a handy shortcut!  This field also features in many of my sunset photos, its selfish of me I know but it won’t be the same with a big ol’ house stuck in the middle of them!

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I am sure there’s no such thing as too many sunsets!

We’ve had some odd spring weather here lately, some parts of NZ have even has SNOW…in NOVEMBER which is quite scary as its firm evidence in my mind of the climate changes. The conflicting weather patterns have been resulting in some amazing sunsets too.

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Last minute I decided to run accross the road (and through the wild flowers!) to see if the sunset was reflecting in the water of the pond. It was but by the time I got my footwear sorted it was nearly gone. Amazing how the 10 or so minutes between the top photo and the bottom one could make such a difference! I guess 10 minutes in the life of a sunset is a long time!

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