iSpy #26 - week beginning 4 July
Prompts this week are: Rocky, Bird, Natural, Starts with M, your choice.
Rocky: this is a lonely little plant growing in the stones where our firebowl is out by the deck. I don't know what their real name is, but we called them johnny-jump-ups.
Bird: I managed to capture this tui in flight just coming in to land right overhead. Tui are nectar-sipping NZ native birds, small (blackbird or thrush sized), very shy, living mostly in the treetops. They are also known as the parson bird because of the two curled white feathers at their throat. At the moment we have sugar-feeders out for them as there is not much in bloom for them right now. Look at those lovely 'finger feathers'. Even trying to take a photo from the house, they spot any movement and fly away.
Natural: what better than a woven flax kete (basket)?
Starts with M: My favourite Mug. It used to be bright red; you can see where my lip balm has protected the glaze a bit!
My Choice: This past week we had the biggest frosts (four in a row) yet in our polar blast and this morning it was down to 1 deg C. but is warmed up now (at 10.30am), enough to sit out on the deck with a cuppa (5 deg C). In the central plateau they are so happy, they had a big snow dump for the start of the ski season. I know some of you get snow that looks so beautiful, but this is the prettiest we can hope for. As you can see from this photo (taken this morning) my daffodils are already out - weird and way too early, they are not usually out until August.
Enjoy your week, and don't forget to check out the other photos in the challenge at: ispy-2021