September 9th, 2006

nikau (NZ!)

Spring kowhai

After the success of jekesta's naarmamo, National Art Making Month, she and the participants decided a new community, glarmaco, Global Art Making Community, was a good idea to keep us making art. Don't worry, this is only a weekly thing--given the time and inspiration. :-)

Because it's officially spring now, and it felt that way too until today (which is grey and very wet), I thought I'd do a spring picture.

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spring (kowhai)

Spring lambs

And here's the icon I made from the picture in my last post.

I've been so busy this week, I've only just got round to uploading some photos from last weekend.

Our friends Frank and Monique who have come here from Holland to live and are renting a cottage on a farm not far north of Auckland, invited us to see 'the baby sheeps'. I grew up in small towns with lots of country friends and have fed many lambs and calves, but I can't resist young animals and a day in the country.

Monique rescued both lambs, the boy from starvation and the girl from a difficult birth, so by the rules of the farm, she now owns them. :-) She has worked with animals in zoos or amusement parks for years and she has a job at a rich bastard's private zoo not far from where they live, so she takes the babies to work with her each day.

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