Bees

This summer “just” gone….on a long ramble down the Taieri River we…myself and intrepid, inflatable boat enthusiast, Dee…. discovered bees, hundreds of them, poking about on a sand bar at the waters edge….


… coming and going to a couple of spots…like someone had performed a waggle dance back at the hive and reported that the river was running with honey….

…took us a while to figure it out…obvious really….

….this is where bees go to drink….

….went back a few months later to confirm….

….yep…this IS where bees go to drink….

…and what happens if you get too close?….

…you forget which way up you’re holding you’re camera….

(…oh, and this is a only a mile or two down river from where that tractor driver discovered the moa footprints….(google “moa footprints”)…..)

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Look Clouds

….standing in a field looking back at Kokonga Church…..

…same cloud different angle….

…currently looking at clouds instead of drawing.

I Shoulda

…taken a photo this before I “octopied” it….

…the original artist tried to sell at the price in the picture below….

….and when it appeared in one of my local charity shop haunts it was priced at….

…which I considered to be way too much for the amount of beige it contained….waaay too much….

…then, after a long period of time,  it popped up in the “free-bin” out side said charity shop….and feeling the need to adjust  the amount of beige in the composition …it became….  …and was immediately claimed by Dee…who also likes partially covered beige…and the Otago harbour….…but not cruise ships….

 

Eggs

…nobody told me they lay eggs….

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…Eggs!

…(starting to tidy up some partially finished “octopieds” form the last 5 months or so….now that the record shop is finally gone I can start churning out art again….)

…(Moeraki boulders are a naturally occurring formation that can be seen up the coast from where I live in Dunedin….they are not eggs.)

From The Other Side

…Aramoana spit from Taiaroa Head…IMG_6859

…unidentifiable brown lump in harbour…IMG_6860

…possibly Nessie on her hol’s….

…possible sight of low cost budget package tour accommodation Nessie booked thru ropey holiday website…IMG_6863

…mmmm….leaky caravan adjacent to road works (Harbour Cone in back ground).

On An Idyllic Day

…on an idyllic beach…IMG_6858IMG_6850…sealions…IMG_6855

…sealions…IMG_6853…variable oyster catchers….IMG_6847…sealions…IMG_6842IMG_6846IMG_6845…and a bloody unpleasant climb up & out….IMG_6857

…(only 30% of very steep sand dune shown…good friend Dee included for scale….with kind permission from good friend Dee)….

 

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