The Wing-Friends and Other Books

In Blogger's slideshows images are greatly reduced, so lose much of their impact. And captions added to them in Picasa Albums vanish, so the images shown above are: the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, Earth, Earth with New Zealand circled, New Zealand, Auckland & the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island, some native NZ forest, a Fantail and chicks, various doves, etc.

(If you want to see the first ten images in their original size, they are in a posting made on the 24th of November 2011.)

My book The Wing-Friends is an imaginative tale of a small brave boy, a magical adventure, a magnificent Pegasus and the wonderful Kingdom of the Pegasi. It has been given very good reviews, and virtually every reader on Goodreads has so far awarded it five stars. It is available here. Some of my other writings are available as e-books, such as The Lower Deck, which is an over-the-top take on Waiheke happenings--sort of.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


LightFeet, the widow-dove of murdered BigFeet2, now spends a lot of time in my office. They were a very close pair, so I expect she is looking to me for the company she misses since he was taken out of the world. She likes to wait on the porch and come inside in the mornings, just as he used to, or in the afternoon if she did not manage that. She eats then settles down on a high shelf for a long semi-snooze, as he did. She always did spend quite a lot of time in here, often in company with her beloved mate, but now she spends noticeably more.

Her behaviour towards me has changed in an interesting way, in that there are times when I am offering her food when she quivers her wings just as chicks do towards a parent when they want to be fed. Perhaps she thinks I'm her Daddy. ;-)

She's going through her annual moult at the moment, so she looks rather moth-eaten, not photogenic, and like all the birds going through that she is eating more. New feathers have to be made, so more food is needed.