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Today on tour. ..

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Today I was on a very well traversed road and from under a cloud of fog and ending a weekend of sleety flurries, icy winds and rain… emerged this! Stunning….


Taking in the view…

hills

It is always good to get away and see new sights. The hills are different here from where I live, the landscape changed subtely and the light, somehow different.


Big sky night on the coast…

June 2016 Sunset over sea

The sun was there. A large gold orb floating just above the horizon. Then, seemingly in an instance, it was almost gone, leaving in its wake, a spectacular sky of pinks, blues and purples. The blackest silhouette of winter trees remained momentarily as the golden orb sank fully into the sea beyond the horizon. What an incredibly sight on a mid-winter’s evening.


Fall is finally upon us…

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Some of the gorgeous fall colours I saw at Hollard’s Garden last weekend…so pretty!


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This old original dairy factory in the back roads of South Taranaki is someone’s home. I know because..

  1. There is a sky TV satellite disk installed.
  2. There are pots and a car parked around the other side.

I like it because it reminds me of buildings in Italy and France (without the fancy balustrades of course). This photograph below – being from Nice in France.

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I also like the dairy factory for the same reasons – its aged patina, its wooden shutters and its pastel hues. It seems so out of kilter in a country town full of dairy factories and farm buildings that are practical and functional and made of simple wood and brick and that are  definitely not pink. I always wonder about who built it this way and why?

 

 


The mountain in blues…

The mountain shimmers

The mountain…indigo sky and a mountain silhouette…the mountain shimmering, the snow highlighted and glistening in  in the final moments of the place between twilight and total darkness…

A creatively modified photograph inspired by night time views of the mountain, it’s winter snow covering and the lovely night sky and a shadowy landscape.


On leaving Hawkes Bay…

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Winter in Hawkes Bay.

Picture perfect.

Hard to leave for so many reasons.

This is just one.


Feasting and flying on a Sunday morning.

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After it rained and rained and rained this weekend, the rivers from the mountain flooded downhill into the city and beyond to the sea. At the point where the wild, gushing river force came crashing down into the sea, the sea-gulls circled, dived and swooped around, clearly enjoying the spoils of the flooded river-ways.


Beauty in the winter branches blowing in the wind…

winter trees

Most of the trees have lost their leaves now…like these ones. Orange and yellow leaves litter the ground all over. The trees look quite graceful in their naked state. Their leafless limbs bending helplessly in the wintry gusts – no shelter available to man, bird nor animal in these barren winter branches…but still it is beautiful.


A pink mountain hints of winter…

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Our mountain with a fresh snow topping and softly lit by the setting sun on a crisp, clear evening…..the first sign of winter’s imminent arrival.


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