Friday, April 4, 2014

FSO - Out and about

"Take us on a walk through your town. What are the sights you see when you are out doing your daily or weekly chores, or when you are out for some leisure?"

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.

16 comments:

  1. Love the clouds over the mountains in your blog header - just gorgeous. I like the last photo with that special grass.

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  2. Pauline, your photos of the teenage boys made me laugh out loud, especially the second photo. Very funny! Christa

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  3. The view around that creek is just so lovely and serene!

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  4. I enjoyed the time delayed boys exercising.

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  5. The first photo is really funny (I have to say in spite of never finding that kind of thing easy myself!) I love the photo of the hill with all the shades of green about to turn to autumn.

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  6. Wow at the 5th photo. Such an amazing landscape. Wonderful views from your neck of the woods.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. One or two bendy knees in the pressups!

    It is definitely drier up your way than down here in The Bay.

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  8. Lovely photos Pauline! Beautiful scenery and the one of the line of boys exercising with the comment made me chuckle.

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  9. You do have a magic eye and the photos are wonderful. You make every view interesting and some are stunning. We are still having winter weather here, supposed to be spring, but still not happening. I leave for AZ on Monday for time with my daughter and her family.

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  10. A lovely FMTSO as usual. I was always the one facing the wrong way and trying to work out where my knees where after the instructor had moved onto to talking about elbows...

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  11. Of course if you had schools and sports activities around you would see those students on your trip. I am picking the first one as it just catches my eye.

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  12. last night, my husband and 3 adult kids were doing exercise like your photo. I didn't join in because I have a sore knee.

    Surf guards are volunteers and run by fund raising. Bethals beach probably didn't have enough money to remove the graffiti. Such a sad case.

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  13. the shots of the boys are fun! love the fourth and last shot. fantastic as always Pauline!

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  14. To see all the beautiful shots, it makes me feel blessed to live in such a wonderful world.

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  15. Hi Pauline, you somehow managed to turn common scenes into interesting and artistic photos. My favorite is the one by the creek.

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