Category Archive: wildlife

Blue sky dreaming

Blue sky dreaming

There’s been plenty of blue skies today. Gale force winds have chivvied the clouds around almost recklessly. Hapless office workers scuttled around at lunch time, …

 

Everything is not as it seems

Everything is not as it seems

The New Zealand flag was flying proudly over the Beehive this afternoon. Blues skies. Life is good. No poverty, no depression, the economy is on the up-and-up. Land …

 

Sea of madness

Sea of madness

I noticed the ducks seemed to be swimming in a sea of verdant spring growth today. The idea was just the kind of tonic I …

 

Simplest is best

Simplest is best

I was walking toward the car this evening and I was enthralled by a blackbird, signing his heart out, from the top of the church. …

 

A pattern is emerging…

A pattern is emerging…

It always fascinates me how, when I start to become interested in something, suddenly it’s all about me. Call it apophenia or synchronicity, or call …

 

Mia and Ruffian

Mia and Ruffian

Mia and Ruffian, Brangelina of the pigeon world, were last spotted yesterday morning, nonchalantly hanging out on the side of the Forest and Bird building. They …

 

Swimming through the sky

Swimming through the sky

On my best days, the few, rare, very best days, I feel like I’m swimming through the sky. Somehow the humdrum and the hurt falls away, …

 

Hello. My Name is Sebastian.

Hello. My Name is Sebastian.

I am not the same person I was a year ago. Many things have changed to me, and around me, and, as a result I have …

 

Defend!

Defend!

I’d taken our family back to my home town for a visit. I heard their comments and I thought they were somewhat surprised by the …

 

Pigeon Park

Pigeon Park

When I was a kid I used to be captivated by Wellington’s pigeons. I know, I know – rats with wings. I don’t care. I …