Friday, 30 September 2016

Fence with a view

I've been blogging so rarely there's nothing much to give up really but I'm going to take a blogging holiday all the same and retreat into my Growlery.  Isn't that a wonderful word?  Thanks to Monica for posting it on FB.  It describes my current disposition perfectly.

I'll try to find a fence a week to keep up with Teresa's Good Fences.

While I was in Taranaki I got the shot I've been chasing for ages.  The mountain can be clearly visible from the other side but by the time I get there it has a habit of clouding over.  This time, however, the mountain gods were with me.  

I'm told being able to get a lighthouse and a mountain backdrop without being on a boat or neck deep in water at a beach is something of a photographic rarity.

This is the Cape Egmont Lighthouse which marks the western-most point of the Taranaki coast. 

I find it interesting that it's a second hand lighthouse having done duty on Mana Island, north of Wellington before being dismantled and carried in sections to Cape Egmont.  It was built in London in the mid-1800s, shipped to New Zealand in 1865, then to its final place of duty in 1881.  

I'd still like to go back there and get a shot with cows in the foreground.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Flying high

I flew north towards home on Thursday.  I felt like I'd been away a long time and was so, so looking forward to being home again.  

I'd loved spending so much time with my five year old grandson in Taranaki but was itching to see my new great-grand-daughter who was born while I was away.  

Nearly the whole trip was above the clouds which changed colour as the sun went down.  

I've brought some sort of sore throat bug with me.  My voice comes and goes, croaks and squeeks.  I'm chomping at the bit to see the baby but will have to wait until I am bug free.  

My older daughter is coming to stay tonight (that new baby is quite an attraction!) but am looking forward to catching up on your blogs as soon as I can.

Friday, 9 September 2016

New fence, wonky fence

New farm fence beside the road around the Kawhia Harbour.

I wonder what happened to this section of an otherwise sturdy fence.

Linking to Teresa's Good Fences.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Harbour fence

A farm fence along the upper reaches of the Aotea Harbour.

Linking to Teresa's Good Fences if I can figure out how to do it on the tablet.