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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

Sky Lines

We are experiencing a lovely spell of weather currently. It is a total surprise to us as July is normally a truly winter month. This one has had so many warmer days that spring is arriving early at the moment. With the clear, calm weather we have been having lovely sky both morning and night.
Last evening someone had the ruler out and had drawn lines in the western sky.
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A surprising sunset

As dusk began to come down and the predicted clouds began to roll in the sun and sky responded in some unusual displays.

The last of sun was disappearing behind a hill as I went out into the gloomy garden.

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It was very surprising to notice some minutes later that the sky had lightened again and these lovely crepuscular rays were brightening the garden. Out I went again with my camera.

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This light display was very short-lived giving way to the darkness almost within seconds.