Wahoo, I managed to spend all month in or around my home town.
There is a new passion in my life of lawn bowls which has meant a lot of time travelling to different venues for competitions and a lot less time with the camera. Sorry....did he just say lawn bowls, yep, I did. It seems that the sport most of us think of as for old men is in fact thriving, thoroughly addictive and has players of all ages in clubs up and down the country. 
The lawn bowls commitments coupled with my work at the local museum, no I'm not an exhibit as one of my friends asked, makes for a very lean month of images. We did manage to fit in a trip to Invercargill via the Catlins (south coast of New Zealand) for a day trip. We quite often forget just how far south we are until we start driving and realise the south coast is less than two hours away, and what a beautiful destination it is. I can see us enjoying some more time exploring that area over the coming months.
No other exciting news to add to my ramblings this month and as I need to get ready to head out for yet another game of bowls it is on to the images.

Light is always changing around the local hills and create some amazing patterns to enjoy

A different view from the house looking up the Clutha River

This lovely couple own the local orchard we get our fruit from and have their own new produce to look after.

Proud and careful Mum

Sun gets up a bit earlier this time of year so this was a rare moment for me to see it ;-)

Evening light on the local landscape

Moon seemed so peaceful one morning resting in the clouds

It's a small world in the garden

This is Fox who we looked after for a few days. He loves to look out of their front window as everyone walks buy but apparently his head gets a bit heavy ;-)

Taking the opportunity of shadows formed by a blind in the early morning light for something a bit different

We are soo lucky to have views like these

The rugged southern coast line

Kaka Point with Nugget Point in the background

Nugget Point Lighthouse

The rugged coastline at Nugget Point

Silver Eye enjoying the flowering native Flax plants at the back of our house.

A Tui also enjoys the abundant flowers

......and then a Chaffinch joined in. I've also seen a Bellbird who will hopefully be back for next months images

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