At the end of the day

The day here has been glorious. Warm, sunny, and only a slight breeze blowing. The light called me out after dinner and we headed to Motukaraka Point on the other side of the Pauatahanui Inlet.

Here are some light photos that drew my eye.
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We also stopped and watched wild rabbits feeding on the lush spring grass and enjoyed two lively Kakariki….no photos of those yet on my camera but here is one from the NZ Birds online website.
redcrowned parakeet or Kakariki

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18 thoughts on “At the end of the day

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Yes it is nice to have the longer evenings. It did get very chilly as soon as the sun went down but we had taken coats etc and enjoying the dusk in such calm outdoors is always a treat here. Tui stay up quite late, often until it is almost dark!

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      1. ordinarygood Post author

        You are right! I had to bury a Tui a few years ago after one flew into a large window and died instantly. I was staggered at just how heavy it was and how large in my hands. I gave it a small burial service to honour its beauty and uniqueness. A Daphne bush is now planted there.

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        That is unfortunate. Daphne usually like the same soil as Azaleas, Rhodies and Camellias. I had less success with a white Daphne but the more common one seems to like our conditions.

      3. Gallivanta

        Ah, therein lies the answer. I can’t grow azaleas or rhodies. The camellias do quite well along the back fence so perhaps that is a place to give Daphne a try.

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