Saturday, June 20, 2015

Chilly morning

I'm still kicking myself that I didn't stop on the way into town on Wednesday.  I was early for an appointment so had plenty of time.  It had been a really cold morning and was followed by one of those beautiful, still days with blue skies.  There was a light fog sitting over the glassy water of the harbour which had lifted a few hours later when I was on my way home.  


 
This pukeko came running out of the bushes to see if I had anything for him.  He soon lost interest when he saw the only thing I had in my hands was the camera.  The rest area is right beside SH1, in the open speed zone.   It's obviously become used to people giving it food.  Why, oh, why would people be feeding it so close to the highway?   It's like giving it a death sentence.  They aren't the brightest of birds and have little road sense. 


Back at home I had nearly missed out on the heavy machinery action.  New tracks have to be put in linking the new farm to the old. I didn't want to watch the other machine as it was working very close to the water line to my house.  A bit too close for my comfort. 

11 comments:

  1. Water line....What water line. You have to watch machine drivers. They minds are fixed on the one track.

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  2. Pretty views of the water and distant mountains. I hope the pukeko was safe near the road, people should not feed wild birds at all. Great photos, enjoy your day!

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  3. Lovely pics. I often find I haven't got a camera when I see what I think would be a good shot. I have to agree with Eileen, we shouldn't be feeding the wild life...can't help but love those silly pukekos :)

    Diana

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  4. I love that second photo, it looks like a painting and you did that with your camera! You are an artist!

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  5. Interesting stuff happening. We have some big project going on a mile from our house. A BIG DANGEROUS project and I also do not want to watch or think about it.

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  6. Lovely scenery. Gotta watch those drivers.

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  7. You got beautiful pictures anyway, even if they weren't of the early morning.

    We've had our water line cut more than once. Not fun.

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  8. You've shown the beauty of your area.

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  9. The first photo could very easily be a water colour.

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  10. What an unusual bird! I too hope that it doesn't get hit by a car. And I hope your waterline stays intact. Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

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  11. oh I SO recognize that spot! Whangarei - love it!

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