Bert has pretty much managed to destroy his first bed, so we’re hoping this one will be tough enough to last for a while…
He’s got a new toy that makes the most magnificent noises, and on Thursday he went over to Dogzone in Whangarei and had a great time socializing with other dogs. He’s always been a hyperactive little dog but he seems to be calming down a bit now. He still gets far too excited with visitors though.
There’s a farm pond near us that’s badly affected by the drought, and full of horrible red algae. I photographed this white-faced heron on the dried up bank yesterday. It had obviously been in what was left of the water because you can see the algae clinging to it’s legs. Possibly it was looking for frogs. What I don’t know is whether this algae is toxic for birds and other organisms. Anyone out there know?
If you enjoyed any of my photos I can send it to you as a postcard (free of charge) – in exchange, I would appreciate if you mention it in your blog or your social network. If you, or one or more of your friends, is the owner of the cafe, bar or a restaurant, head of the library or an exhibition hall, I am pleased to offer you a sufficient number of my original photographs to display for a photo exhibition, titled “Rural Russia”.