just a bit…  under the weather
so lying in bed – listening to

a chattering of sparrows
a bird, running over the roof
–                              in gumboots
Rod’s spoon tap-tapping
against his cereal bowl, the
hum of the refrigerator

disembodied voices from
over the back fence
my cellphone pings…


I am probably starting to be known around the neighborhood as the mad camera woman…

…as I strive to capture these camera-shy tui in the Kowhai trees.

Rod says he sees them flying out of the trees the minute they spot me.

I have planted a Kowhai tree in our back yard, but I don’t know if I’ve got enough years left to wait for it to grow.  Maybe I just need a better zoom!