Pick of the crop

Jul 16th, 2018 | By | Category: News

It seems the animals and the weather dominate this week’s Pick of the Crop!  A wood pigeon called in to Great Beginnings Gordonton to have a look around. 

 

Wood pigeon

 

Wood pigeons are not all that common around Gordonton so this a good record!  Look at these young ornithologists keeping watch –

 

Great Beginnings bird watching

 

Staying with things feathered, the Whitikahu/ Orini Ag Day is in their second year of holding a chicken competition.  Here’s a star from last year –

 

chicken

 

Moving on to donkeys, meet Carnival, who lives in Puketaha.  He keeps an eye on our new columnist, Mike Taylor, who keeps an eye on the rain.  And there certainly has been a lot of it just recently!

 

Carnival the donkey

What do you think of it so far, Carnival?!

 

Wairere Nursery’s Lloyd Houghton sent this in to us – almost time to get out the boats.

 

Flooding at Wairere

 

It’s all go at Clandon Daffodils with new blooms aplenty – the trip to take the daffodils to market in Auckland was slowed due to flooding on SH1.  But isn’t this a lovely pic? (Or should I say pick?!)

 

 

Clandon daffodils

 

There was a magnificent rainbow over Zealong Tea Estate –

 

Zealong rainbow

 

And finally, finally, here is Marley the Number 8 Network office cat, showing everybody the best place to be in this weather.  Next to our new wood burner. (I would like to point out that this is MY seat, by the way!)

 

Home fire

“Try and take this chair!”

 

  • Got any great pics or stories to share for the Pick of the Crop?  Send them in!

 

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One Comment to “Pick of the crop”

  1. Judy says:

    Thanks Annette love the way you include the photos which of course add to the story!

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