When I Arrived At My Designated Relief Area The Other Day

…I was surprised to find that something was hanging across my usual toilet break view…

 

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….could that be?….surely not!…

 

 

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…but it is!…lumps of meat, marinated, neatly strung, hung & drying in the winter sun….

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…disturbing…

…but not as disturbing as what the local tauhou (wax-eye)┬ápopulation are doing to it….

 

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…not the intended use, I’m sure, but who knows??…it might be part of an old family recipe!…

…mmmm…bird poop flavour!

 

…(these photos were accumulated over a 4 day period…holding the camera at arms length above shoulder height in an unlit toilet…the slightest wrong move and the tauhou disappear…these pic’s are less than a quarter of what I took…I would take more but my arms hurt!!).

Walking Down the Street

…on the side of the road where there’s been a kind of a yard-sale going on the last couple weekends….

…a guy was sitting on the old couch part of the old lounge suite..

..as I greet him, I know him …he’s been in the shop,…

…I glance down…IMG_0874IMG_0875IMG_0880IMG_0881IMG_0882

 

…these are on the ground, next to the hedge…

…the Tui and the Piwakawaka (fantail) are two of my favourite NZ birds (the Kokako will always remain my number one… check his call!)

…they are approx’ 25cm in diameter, hand painted and signed by the artist in pokerwork….

…I only had bus fare in my pocket… “home-from-the-dentist-clutching-my-aching-face” bus fare…

…he accepted my half price offer..

…had no fillings, so I walked home without pain but with treasure.