Saturday, August 7, 2010

Yesterday's wander


Coming home from work yesterday there were major roadwords where I usually pull off the road to sit and take in the scene.  I knew I wouldn't enjoy stopping with all that activity around me, so carried on thinking about where else I could go for my daily dose of beauty.  It's been ages since I last went out to Portland to take in the sights and that's where my instincts lead me.  At a T in the road, instead of turning left down towards the beach I turned right up towards a quarry, a road I have never been up before.  It just lead to the quarry and I had to turn around, but then I stopped and looked down over the harbour, from a different angle to my usual stopping place. 



Sitting there I started to think about next Friday's Shoot out with Roads and Pathways as the topic.  Being me I got it wrong and thought about roads and tracks and thought about my route home that would take me past railway tracks, so I went the long way home.


By then I had 'the wanders" and drove along every side road I hadn't driven before.  I know when I do this I will always be rewarded and, sure enough, down a little side road I discovered this beautiful little valley with my beloved mountains in the background:


And then it just got better.  Right beside the road were the first lambs I have seen this year.


Finally content, I went home.

5 comments:

  1. A smashing image of the rail rack.

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  2. What a beautiful drive home - the rail, the harbour, the fields and then those two little lambs. A great start to the weekend!

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  3. Beautiful posts -- this one and Friday's. Yes, the tracks will go well with next week. And the landscape with fall foliage made me want to walk into it.

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  4. Your stories and photos are a great way to see where you live and 'play'...the railway, the lambs all so pretty...thanks for your comments on my FSO...I look forward to joining in again...cheers.

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  5. I am just loving your photos throughout your blog Pauline!! - I never realised how green and lush NZ is... just beautiful!

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