Friday, March 12, 2010

Here and there


I have mentioned the native Kea before, they are a parrot native to New Zealand and they are super cheeky. At the usualy stopping place (or 'comfy stops" as my dad would call them) of Arthur's Pass the tea rooms are a magnet for the Kea. The tourists who don't keep an eye on their food or drinks will often lose them! I had been watching a german couple taking photos of two kea who were intent on getting their pies when I heard a clinking sound beside me...this fellow had sneaked up on my cuppa tea!!


Further along, in Otira I saw this cotage, sorry Owen and Lynne but I think it is already inhabited!


This one near Greymouth may also be inhabited but you could always sneak a bath in the outdoor tub - can you see it?


The angle of this photo makes it look like those 3 sparrows on the roof are very heavy....(again, I think this house is already lived in...)


This place was all alone, at the foot of the climb up to otira and on over to Arthur's Pass. Nobody lives in this one...


or in this one! I was rather taken by the moss growing on the end wall and then realised it was all round the old shed. However, I am sure a clever handyperson or a willing 'fixer-upper' could work their magic with this place! I reckon that with all this wild old country and cattle grazin' in the background that this could be a goody to fade out on....

7 comments:

Steve said...

You're making me yearn for big hills and wide open spaces and the sound of the wind whistling through corrigated iron...

VioletSky said...

can I have dibs on the last one, please? I love that view.

and great choice of music.

The villager: said...

I love the old black and white cottage images, Sag.

louciao said...

An excellent piece of mood music, Saj, to accompany us down those backroads of NZ and PEI in our shiny red Chevy pick-up. I guess you left your sister-in-law's inflatable man doll at home due his terrible case of wind?

I love that cheeky tea-guzzling Kea that tried to pick you up.

NZ looks more and more like my kind of place: so many pieces of choice real estate. I spotted the mother of all dream-catchers in the window of that first dreamhouse you showed. Definitely some white magic going on in there.

Our neighbour across the street has an outdoor bathtub! With a view.

Great to have you back, no matter how briefly.

The Sagittarian said...

Steve- come on over, we're ready and waiting! You and your family would be more than an asset to this country!!

Violet- all yours, m'dear! Thanks for the music nod, we have a few CDs of Kokomo's and they never let us down!

Villager - thank you, we will keep one vacant for you??

Louciao- ah the old Blues is such a salve to the soul n'est pa? You know, I miss you guys too, and I will 'reveal' about Rodger the Doll someday...and you MUST visit, I'm creating a stash in your honour....

Old Cheeser said...

Yes, as always, fab pics, Amanda! One day I will visit NZ ... only twice the distance from UK to Brazil...

The Sagittarian said...

OC - oh you must come and visit, it will be a real treat for me to show you about!!