abandoned barn and WATW

This barn seemed to have some character even in its abandoned state.

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Hubby feeding his friends, the eels at Te Henui stream in New Plymouth.

Some New Plymouth artwork

Pukekos on our road


a little color for you!

Our area of the country has been declared a drought area but our little 'micro climate'
doesn't seem to be hit too hard. Hubby waters his veggies often but my flowers don't seem to  
need watering very much.

I thought my balloon flower was gone forever, but I guess it was just too tired
to bloom last year. I was so excited to see it that I bought it some friends :)

This crocosmia from African grows everywhere along the roadsides and Hubby
was kind enough to dig some up for my garden :)

I hope to have lots of pincushion seeds to plant next year.

I showed you my gladiolas before but I really like this shot.

I planted some phacelia seeds that didn't come up last year but surprised me this year in several places. You'll probably see more pics of these :)

I think this is a mullein although I've never seen it in my garden before.

Gazanias grow well in all parts of my garden and I can 
always count on them for gorgeous color.

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my Okato Beach

These are shots that I took at Okato Beach on New Year's Eve. You can see Hubby's photos here.
It was quite a hike for an old lady, such as myself, so we probably won't be going back.

The black sand formed a flat beach that dropped off at the tide line and
the low tide watermarks were gorgeous.

I couldn't find any information about this bit of man-made structure. I shall keep looking.

I love how smooth the water has made the rocks and wonder how big they were.

While sitting in the sand enjoying the scenery, I noticed these itsy, bitsy shells. Of course,
you can't tell from this shot.

So, I took them home and put them next to a 'normal' conch that is about 3.5 inches/8.9cm wide.

Little Things

Thankful Thursday

Nature Notes

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