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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy 2013

It has arrived.  2013, that is.  Looks like it's going to be a lovely year, judging by the dawn here today.

5 am

6 am
6.30 am.
Here is my little video clip of 5ish and 6ish am this morning.  I took it standing on my front porch (rather precariously balanced on the top rung of the seat, so please forgive a few noises).  
You can hear the tui in the first half, then, as the day brightens, a thrush, finches and a sacred kingfisher that was standing on the garage roof.
A few minutes after I came inside after the first half the possum scruffled and scrimmyed up inside the wall and into the ceiling and went to bed for the day.  

11 comments:

  1. Let's hope it's a good one x

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    1. Yes John. It's likely to hold a bit of both, I expect. Love to you and Chris.

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  2. Katherine...I hope so but don't rely on hope.... get a seismic forecast.
    Have a really great year and show us your painting.

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    1. PS. Clouds are clouds and movement in plates under your feet is different they are called tetrionik plate shifters.I think. I could be wrong but pray for you that the tetrionik plates shift at an appropriate moment.
      Have fun.

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    2. Adrian, thank you. And the same to you with bells on.

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    3. (Thinks: Why does Adrian's "show us yer painting" sound slightly ..er.. cheeky?)

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  3. Unfortunately our dawn here in The Bay was rather less clear and still than yours. I didn't go outside to hear the birds though. I went back to bed to get some more sleep! I got back to The Cottage not too long after midnight and then spent ages communicating about the New Year to people who still had hours to go. Some still have!

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    1. Ah, the problems of international renown!

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  4. Oh, that video was lovely - took me right back to the year we spent in your beautiful country in the 80s. There was a tui that used to sit in a tree at the playcentre where I took young Son No. 2 and I loved to hear it!

    Happy New Year to you, too! May it be kind to you. :)

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  5. A year is a good time to spend in a country. I'm hoping to do that for the UK/ Europe in 2014 - 15. Many may think me barmy, but, as I mentioned in your comment box, I want to experience a Northern Hemisphere winter, something I've never done.
    I've also always wanted to see the Northern Lights... incredibly conveniently I also have a second cousin once removed who has a house in Lapland...

    Did you or YS work here?

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  6. Wooed by a sacred kingfisher on day one of the year.. I'd say that's a good beginning :)

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