May 13, 2015 … in pastoral landscapes

A gap in the weather encouraged me to head out.


Pastoral landscape at Pauatahanui

I went first to Pauatahanui, but couldn’t stay long enough for birds, so settled for a landscape. I suspect this area is to wet and too steep for cows though there are some around. None in this view though.


House on the hill

From there I went back towards the Paekakariki Hill Road, stopping to contemplate the contrast between the rushes in the swamp and the interesting hillside and the prominent house near the top. As the clouds behind suggest, the rain is ready to resume at any moment.

Stock yards

Stock yards

At Battle Hill Farm. I was deterred from serious exploration by the return of the rain, so grabbed a shot of the mustering yards and related buildings before things got out of hand.

That’s all for today.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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