Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Photomontage of Hawke’s Bay


Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.

This week I have used photos from driving home from Otane a couple of weeks ago.  We had a beautiful morning at the market but about 15 minutes before we were due to finish a heavy storm came over with thunder and lightning.  We moved very fast to pack up.

On the way home there was a lot of heavy cloud formation.  So what do you do? Get the cellphone out and take photos.


Edited with Pixlr of course with their filters as overlays.  It is interesting to find the right filters for the image that compliments it.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Photomontage

I will be stepping back from my blogging for a few weeks.  I have some bridesmaid dress alterations to do as well as more knitting, so have a few full weeks ahead.  I will be doing my monochrome of the day but nothing much else.

Take care everyone.  Catch up with you soon



Animal Friend of the Week: Brolga Crane




At the Zoo

Wellington Zoo is home to Bruce the Brolga Crane. He lives next door to the Dingoes in Neighbours, our walkthrough Australian precinct.

Bruce is also a neighbour to the Nyala and Ostriches, and you can sometimes see him checking out what they’re up to in the African Savannah.

Did you know that Brolga Cranes do an intricate courtship dance to attract their mate? Check out the Brolga letterbox to learn the steps!

Brolga are wetland birds, and mostly eat plants and small animals. We feed Bruce fruit, pellets, seeds, mice, herrings, and occasionally mealworms.

Wellington Zoo

In the wild

IUCN: Least concern

Brolga Cranes are found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. They live in family groups, and multiple groups often join together to form large flocks.

While they are not considered endangered, they are threatened in some regions, especially in southern Australia.

The Brolga Crane is also known as Australian Crane and the native companion, and is Queensland’s official bird emblem.

Animal Friend of the Week Challenge Logo-

I want to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

Just use this logo and link back to this blog.

I look forward to seeing all the different animals around the world

Thanks for visiting.

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