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Day 5

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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 or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
(Sporadic posting is alright if you’re unable to post each day.)

Once more I must step in to the WorldWideWeb and pluck a name for this challenge. My last time. Thus I must choose wisely…Sharon. Again…feel free to ignore my request if you will.

Related posts:

  1.  Day 1
  2.  Day 2
  3.  Day 3
  4.  Day 4

Wordless Wednesday


Spring close ups

Lucky for me I am able to combine both the Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring & Ailsa’a Travel Theme: Close Up this week with a few close up shots that represent spring to me. With winter closing in here in New Zealand, it is enough to make a girl a bit jealous of those of you who are welcoming the flowers, the baby animals and the warmth back in to your worlds.

I found this video from an animal rescue mission in Australia. Edgar’s Mission is a sanctuary for rescued farm animals in Victoria. I hope you will visit their site and see some of the wonderful work they do for these precious animals.

On the other side…sadly today is the start of duck shooting season here in New Zealand. Safe is running a campaign here to try to educate people as to the cruelty these beautiful birds suffer:

The campaign highlights how to some, duck shooting may seem like fun but in reality, it means tremendous suffering for the birds.  It is expected that one million waterfowl, many of them native, will be brutally shot and killed.  Up to 250,000 will be left crippled, to die slow and painful deaths.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside


In another time

not of her making,

something grew quietly and

insidiously, taking over until it rang out her

death knell, she knew no fear as she listened to the rhythmic pealing

eventually, he had told her, we all seek our intrinsic selves


Now this week’s weekly photo challenge was for capturing something/someone inside something. I think this fits.

Girl in a plastic bubble


This weekend the fur babies and I stayed inside due to Cyclone Lusi…which though bringing wind and rain to the area was not too bad.

At times Charlie and Chevvy thought it was all too much having to stay inside for so long…


But for the most they and Jack and Crash amused themselves. While I watched movies and read.

And this little guy thought it was much better to be inside…


Now the sun is shining so I am off to finish harvesting those potato tyres. Might be good for dinner tonight !!!!

Travel photos – Africa – Birds

These are just a few of the birds I met along my African trip from south to north.

For more information on the birds click on the photos.

Cape Vultures
Helmeted Guineafowl

I think this may be the”Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling“.

What do you think?

Is this a Hamerkop?

Love to know what you think.

The Southern Ground Hornbill


I have shared this post over at World Bird Wednesday.