Friday, January 2, 2015

First fence of the year

A few days before Christmas, while I was staying in Taranaki, my daughter suggested a quick trip to Wellington.  She had a purpose, I was more than happy to go along for the ride.

A special delight was to be there for Aiden's first ride in the cable car, all decked out for the festive season - the cable car, that is. 


 
Thanks to Good Fences for being the inspiration for this post.  I've had a blogging holiday and needed something to kick-start me again.  

We stopped a few times on the way back home from Wellington to stretch and give the little man a run around.  But the first stop was just to catch our breath at the view from the top of Paekakariki Hill and then I fired off another shot of the little fence beside the road as we descended.

 
The bright palings beside the road in Levin could only have been those of a playground.  We'd stopped because petrol was cheap and then parked in the shade beside the fence.

 

The colourful fences were elsewhere within the grounds, too.

 

It's a shame there weren't more trees within the grounds, it really was too hot to spend too much time in the direct sun.  30C (86 Fahrenheit) might not be hot for some places but it is for New Zealand.  Worth a photo out the window as we were stopped at the traffic lights.


Second to last stop was at a lovely park that included a playground in Hawera.


The fence separating the tennis courts from the playground.


Aiden played and I wandered.  It's a beautiful park.   I got a bit distracted from the fence I intended to photograph. 

14 comments:

  1. a very nice variety of fences! love the cable car and the little red cap worn by the first-time rider. :) so cute! happy new year!

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  2. Love the fence for the playyard. Great welcome - back- to - bloging post. Need to get my arse in gear also.

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  3. What our youngest was little, we would stop periodically and force her to run around.

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  4. Love that cable car and all those colorful photos.

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  5. The scenery is spectacular Pauline, the little man is adorable! Must have been a lovely day with him. I liked the beautiful multi-colored fence. A lovely post! Happy New Year to you all :)

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  6. oh man, I love this entry!! The Christmas cable car and that colorful fence......all made me smile!! What an awesome view as well!!

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  7. Beautiful scenery and I love the coloured fence.

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  8. Hello Pauline, I love all the pictures, especially those with a lot of colours, and those with that great view from the top. But what have those spiders done to the poor tulips (I guess)??? No miracle you got distracted from that great looking fence :D
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  9. I like the cable car, what a fun ride.. I am sure it was great spending the day with your little man.. So cute. Love the colorful fences, they really pop. Great shots. Pauline, I wish you and your family a happy, healthy New Year!

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  10. Thanks for the colourful post, Pauline. Almost a shock to my eyes, pretty much living in a grey-brown-occasionally-white world this time of year! :)

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  11. You took an impressive series of fences. Very well done.

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  12. Cable cars are such fun, and often arrive at amazing views, as this one does. Enjoying your other pictures as well.

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  13. How pretty it all is! A contrast to the gray skies outside our windows right now.

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  14. lots of pretty scenery and fences

    Happy New Year Pauline

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