23 October 2010

Evening — the back door

Same evening as the previous photo; slightly later, looking west. That blurry smudge just below the window on the right is a welcome swallow (Hirundo neoxena). Yesterday evening I looked out the window on the left and saw two young rabbits scampering about, more or less where I'd stood for this photograph, and I've been watching another living in the paddock in front of the house for a couple of months now. A cock pheasant ambled past the front of the house one damp morning a few weeks ago, and just this afternoon I saw a pair of pheasants feeding by the side of the road near Tokeawa Stream. Little encounters like these make living here a delight.

[20 October 2010, Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 24 mm, ISO 400, 1/50 at f8]

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Relatively Retiring said...

Your house looks great in the gloaming.
How good to see a swallow (sort of). I miss them here. It's always so sad to see them go and know that winter is upon us - equally emotional to see them return.

Zhoen said...

Pink. In all it's variations.

pohanginapete said...

RR — ah, the gloaming. I'd forgotten that word, but it seems perfect.

Zhoen — I'm always impressed by how quickly the colours change; how they replace one another.