Animals, Birds, My Photos, My Poetry, My Small Stones Poetry, New Zealand, Poetry, writing


standing out amongst the dawn chorus a lone Tui takes the solo  

Animals, Birds, Fauna, Funny Stuff, Pets

The Owl and the Pussycat

  A carved rock stands sentinel. Wave upon wave of white tips, sharp and blinding to unprotected eyes send fingernail sized crabs scraping for darkened protection. Tangled, green emerald fresh soothing, enlivening limbs weary, honeycombed pockets harbouring free flowing flora wretched from unsafe shelters, now anchored minute crustaceans, hidden among dancing green tentacles, espy undulating… Continue reading The Owl and the Pussycat

Animals, Funny Stuff, life, Pets

A Barking Cat.   You can’t tell me cats are not clever, intelligent, and CUNNING animals.

Africa, Animals, B&W Photography, Fauna, Memiors, My Photos, Personal, Travel

Mrithri and Group 13

  “Shit! Someone help me out, please.” My right foot feels like it is being sucked through a straw. Thick mud is gripping it tight and the small sapling I grabbed hold of broke off at its base. No help there then. “Jo, what the hell happened?” Philip stopped laughing when the mud-ball I threw… Continue reading Mrithri and Group 13

Animals, Macro, My Photos, New Zealand

After the rain.

Animals, Fauna, My Photos, New Zealand, Weekly Photo Challenge

My Happy Place

Show where you go to get your groove back is the challenge. Mostly this is the place where I feel the air blow through me and clean out all that has crowded in. It sets me right again with the world. I head for the sea. Feeling very happy...the following photo got 2nd Prize in… Continue reading My Happy Place

Animals, Fauna, Flora, Flowers, My Photos, My Poetry

Day 5

seek what you need no more no less, for nature will provide for you if you provide for her ... Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem… Continue reading Day 5

Animals, Birds, Fauna, My Photos, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Animals, Birds, Fauna, My Photos, New Zealand

Day 3…

A friend contacted me after noticing a pair of Spur Winged Plovers had made a nest near our local golf course. So day after day I went out and watched and of the four eggs three hatched. Plovers are quite territorial and on more than one occasion Mama and Papa Plover let me know my… Continue reading Day 3…

Animals, Birds, Fauna, My Photos, My Poetry, My Small Stones Poetry


Sue Dreamwalker is quietly encouraging me to get my feet wet again with blogging by challenging me to do the Five Photos Five Stories challenge. Which could be a good thing as it may well work. I fear I have been away too long. a song and soul on the wing, you and I... the… Continue reading Tui