Rosa Marie has been busy again with her camera.
"I was just thinking that after such a busy week, I needed to get some nature related well-being but it just started pouring! However there is always something to see on our back yard.
Not only did our resident wonky legged Blackbird bring along his offspring to feed juicy worms from our lawn, but a pair of California quails paid us a visit too and enjoyed a good peck around our lawns. Old Wonky legged had a beautiful juicy worm to feed his young but it kept falling out of it's mouth...
Never a dull moment! Awesome to be able to capture all this!"
Kia Ora Neighbours...
On the 23rd December I brought a Xavieramax from oversea Neitherland it arrived in Wellington or Lower Hutt on the 11th January & it said it was delivered the 18th at the destination but not my address, so i rang nz post gave my tracking number, name & and address, its a gift from my son & I, we brought for my granddaughter this is the 2nd gift that has disappeared, the first gift was a ride on car which the company never delivered, so that in process of court now, nz post got it investigated & it is said the guy from nz post doesn't deliver in Naenae & I know that's a lie what I'm asking if anyone got an Xavieramax or know of anyone that got delivered one with my name on it Cheryl Tumai or spelt with an S I'd be greatful to get it or pick it up I'm heart broken, the lady at nz post said it had another address it, I know I wrote the right addresss, i had money saved for that, my moko was the only one out of my moko who missed out on her Christmas present, so so please anyone if use know anything or whose got it I need it back, I will post a picture simular to it, I'm almost in tears, plz, I'm trying to figure how to add the photo its in my photo album my number is 0225648239
Helen Moore, from Napier, sent us this sad but lovely story on Snuffy and PK.
"Snuffy, aged 17, a fierce defender of her property, a drama queen and dedicated rodent hunter. Died from kidney failure late 2018. PK, a massive show off and occasional thief, her sister, died aged 19 early in 2021, a week after my husband died. She comforted me beforehand even though she was unwell herself, snuggling up and licking the tears from my face."
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This week we feature a picture from Louise Thomas, who has been to Stewart Island.
"You shall not pass!" she said defiantly standing her ground in the middle of the track. "You can however, sidle past while I stand on this stump." How can something so small be so completely unafraid of the world? South Island robin/kakaruwai (Petroica australis), Ulva Island, 7 January. I guess that makes it P. a. rakiura.