Wednesday 29 November 2006

Country Church

There are a lot of these beautiful restored churches to be found in rural NZ. Many are still frequented every Sunday.


These are majestic, elegant birds! They perform a wonderful, slow motion mating dance at the beginning of each wet season.

Community Kids

These two Aboriginal girls got dressed up to visit us in the Health Clinic in a remote outback community in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Palm Reflection

We'd stopped for a coffee, when this very large, shiny stainless steel semi trailer pulled up across the road....... this is a palm tree reflected on the tank.

Friday 24 November 2006

Fairy Web

I managed to capture this thistledown caught in a web, between gusts of wind! and there's been non stop wind for weeks now....... sigh.


These kids are from a very remote Aboriginal Community in the outback of The Northern Territory, where I had the pleasure of working as a nurse. They made these hats at school and then paraded them around the community.

Fortescue River, WA.

Another from Western Australia.

Early Morning

Cossack Harbour in Western Australia.

Tuesday 21 November 2006

Peach Blossom

Lazy Sunday

New Life

A Punga (fern) frond about to open. They do look a bit like caterpillars from a distance.

Wairau River

This is another from the Marlborough region, NZ. The Wairau River, towards the end of winter.

Autumn Grapes

The grape vines showing off their beautiful autumn colours, along the Wairau Valley in the Marlborough region, NZ.

It's all Mine

A delightful baby sparrow, he posed really nicely for this shot, not at all afraid.

Bug Eat Bug

Lunch time in my backyard a few days ago.

Monday 20 November 2006

Monarch Caterpillar

Not alot I can say about this one......


I was quite intrigued by these kiwi sheep sheltering from the cold wind and drizzle. They look like they're having some kind of conversation.


This shot is one of my favourites. This is ice on a puddle at the side of the road.

Lemon Blossom

It was a lot of fun chasing these bees around the lemon tree, trying to capture one in the blossom.

Sea Mist

This taken on the way to Kaikoura, which is at the top end of the Sth. Island, NZ. It was fairly early in the morning with a stiff breeze blowing, hence the mist across the hills.

Saturday 18 November 2006

The Humble Bumble

I had fun chasing the bumble bees round the yard, they don't stay still for long. Managed to capture this fella on the lemon blossom, I just love all the bits of pollen on him.

Wet Season

This is in a very remote area of the Northern Territory, a small Aboriginal community where I worked as a nurse.
The causeway spans a dry riverbed which becomes a river in the wet season (summer) and the waist-high handrails are underwater for days on end.
And that water contains lots of big crocodiles and snakes and leeches --not the ideal place to go swimming, hot as it is.....

Plate Reflection

Another bored moment. This is the sun shining through the window onto a dinner plate in a cabinet.

Big Lump

I do love seals! There's a large colony on the way to Kaikoura, again, at the top of the Sth Island. Lovely to see them in their natural habitat, spent ages just watching them.

Grape Tendril

I had fun with this one, trying to line all the coils up.

Beach Patterns

Interesting patterns and colours left in the sand by the sea. It was a bonus having a couple walking with their two dogs ( the black dots). On the East Coast, top of the Sth Island,NZ.

Monday 13 November 2006


We had days of wet weather, but I needed to photograph "something". This damp peg on the clothes line was the chosen victim......

Boat Sheds

Autumn, the top end of the Sth Island, NZ

Monarch Butterfly

Not alot can be added to this, except the bush it's on is a sage plant.

Old School House

This delightful old school house was tucked away in the back blocks of a country town, top end of the Sth Island, NZ

Sunday 12 November 2006

Cold and Lonely

An Autumn morning up in Whakatane, North Island NZ

Apricot Blossom

Ah, Spring, love it! In this neck of the woods we have heaps of stone fruits plus vineyards by the mile!

Morning Mist

I liked the way the mist was rolling around the hills and the suns' reflection on the roof of the shed.

Saturday 11 November 2006

Kaikoura Coast

This is the top end of the South Island NZ. Loved seeing the sea, green fields and snowy mountains together. On this day there was a lot of wind and sea mist.


This was taken several years ago in out back Northern Queensland, Australia. ( A Jillaroo is a female farmworker.)

Lake Rotoiti

Taken September 06, at Lake Rotoiti, NZ


Taken October 06, in the Wairau Valley, NZ.