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Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Man, I feel like having a bit of a whinge. This has been… fun… yes, but part of me really wishes we could do one of these challenges every week, not every day. I’d quite like to put more effort into it, and be able to keep wearing them a bit longer! Ok, whinge done, thanks for bearing with me!

This is Inspired By Fashion day – 25 of the 31 Day Nail Polish Challenge. And it’s challenging, because I don’t really pay attention to fashion. But I grabbed the nearest shop brochure (turned out to be Farmers) and had a quick look, and picked out bright colours and feathers as two trends. Well, duh, I have 36 chickens: of COURSE I’m going to home in on feathers. šŸ˜€

This is two coats of a brand new Mode nail polish, called Say Cheese (love the name!) and the pointer finger has the tip of a Rhode Island Red feather on it. The feathers ragged because it’s been shed naturally – eg preened to death! šŸ˜€ Love that nail polish too – it’sĀ  a jelly. Slow to dry though, but fun!

A non-blurry photo – the feather looks like a fishtail because it’s wet. That makes me laugh šŸ˜€

Have a great day!

Ami šŸ™‚

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April 13th: Something You Found

Photo-A-Day April: Something I found:

 

This is a feather from an Australasian Harrier Hawk, one of our only two birds of prey in NZ: it looks like this:

Image from http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/australasianharrier - also has some great information, check it out! Photographer is Max McRae

I think this feather would have been lost when a car went too close to the bird, who would have been eating roadkill. The raggedy edges makes me think it was in the process of moulting, at any rate. I’m glad the bird wasn’t hit by the car, and I refuse to pick up feathers from poor hit by cars birds.

This is a big feather! From quill to tip it is about 4 cm longer than my whole hand. Best part was the finding: one Monday walk I found this, picked it up to take home. When I got home I realised I had lost it somewhere. Sadness! But, on the Thursday walk, I found it again! Yay! Best found feather to date šŸ˜€