Some of you will have seen it before but this is the view from my bed before 7am on a morning like today:
and a little later as the sun rises above the rim of the bowl in which The Cottage is situated.
Today I'm off to Tauranga to visit a friend who has invited me to her Aftermas gathering. Hopefully I'll manage lots of photos of the journey. In the meantime I'll leave you with a photo of the Highland Bull in the paddock in front of The Cottage with a Mynah Bird on its back.