Sunday, 31 August 2014

McKenzie Country

A monument to honour the collie dogs that helped to
 develop and work the high country runs of New Zealand.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Some rural fences

Today we took a train trip up country and these are a couple of the fences at the final stop before returning. They are just fence posts and #8 wire, which is typical fencing on farms in New Zealand. 
I hope you can see the fine line of the wire.

a road to ....

green paddocks

farm gate


This bottom fence baffled me - the posts are about
 6 foot high with a single strand of #8 wire along the top. 
It's certainly not to keep stock in...or out.

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Old style cray pot

made from suplejack

Spotted on the Moeraki Coast, East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, 
while we were out and about a few years ago. 
My husband used to help his uncle make these pots when he was a boy,
 so he was really interested to find this.

Read about suplejack (or supplejack) here:

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Sunday, 17 August 2014

May 2

deer through a fence



sugar craft


outside the library


Friday, 15 August 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

May one

heading out

on the beach

inner city lane

Maori carving

ready to start

a drop of sunshine

Sunday, 10 August 2014

April 2014


colourful golf balls

passes to the Cathedral service


autumn growth

Easter display

crab apple tree

at the gym

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Melville Park School

The newly painted fence took my eye
 one day while I was out walking.

It leads through the lane where my kids walked 
down to their primary school when they were just little.

The entry gates, straight ahead to the classrooms, 
or turn left to drop off your bike at the 
bike sheds behind the dental clinic.

This is all that is left of the school now, 
one building section. Sad.

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Marching on

gold panning, Alexandra

smokers only


honey bee on lavender

having a go at milking

penned in

autumn is coming

Gentle surf

St Clair beach  Dunedin, NZ