I've been off the farm twice in the past week. On Wednesday I collected Georgia from hockey practise - and found strolling around the sports fields watching teenage boys do their football training more entertaining than the hockey.
They all heard the instruction from the coach at the same time, their reaction times are slightly different.
Isn't there always one going in the wrong direction?
I blogged yesterday about my excursion to the west coast, so all that's left is to show you some shots of my walk around the farm earlier in the week. I only had to step out on to the front deck to see the clouds of dust rising behind the tractor.
Down by the creek the young poplars are just starting to change colour.
The stubble from the recently harvested maize crop.
The hill next door is not quite as brown and dry as it was a couple of weeks ago, the little rain we have had has helped.
The pampas grass/toetoe looks lovely this time of year. I should know the difference between them but have to confess that I don't. Pampas grass, from South America, is a pest. Toetoe is the native NZ plant. I think this is toetoe.
I hope all the FSO participants enjoyed their time out and about as much as I did. Why not pop over here to see what they saw.