… til the cows come home

View of sunset over the Pukapuka Inlet, Mahurangi, NZ. with field of cows in the foreground. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Sun setting over the Pukapuka Inlet, seen from Mahurangi East, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

When I saw Desley’s collection of gorgeous sunset shots (Oooh, Shiiiinyyyy!) I found myself nodding in agreement with her comment about the sky as a source of distraction. I could happily watch the sun rise and set … until the cows come home.

Regular Random: five minutes with my lunch

Close up shot of a few rocket leaves and walnut halves. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Rocket and walnuts; a yummy combination. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Feeling abnormally disinclined to cook this past week, meals have been very simple affairs.

Blue cheese, walnuts and rocket is one of my favourite “three good things” combinations. Add fresh bread — instant lunch.

Five Minutes of Random (the #RegularRandom challenge), is hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. 

If you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post
  • have fun!


Ooh shiny: distractions, diversion and delicious detail

Close up shot of minature smurf toys; giveaways at the petrol station. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Giveaways at the petrol station. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

I’m in need of distraction at the moment. The last few weeks have left me feeling adrift in a slightly leaky boat, buffeted by the waves of others’ moods and problems. So anything that provokes a smile is very welcome in my life. I just didn’t expect it to come in the form of tiny plastic Smurfs!

One of the petrol chains is obviously doing some Smurf-related promo, and is handing out these little toys at the checkout — one for every forty dollars spent on gas.

I know it looks like I must drive an awful lot, but yesterday my (very) modest Smurf collection got a huge boost when the attendant made a mistake with my transaction and handed over some bonus toys by way of apology. Yes, I had already admitted that I was collecting them!

Close up colour shot of two miniature toy figures against blurred background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Smurfs on tour. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The little people are currently engaged in a road-trip photo shoot round an out-of-date calendar. And not entirely enjoying themselves by the look of it.

Close up colour shot of two miniature smurf toys against blurred background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Twilight shift with Smurfs. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

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