Monday, October 2, 2017

Young males

The sights of spring are many.  Things that usually go un-noticed suddenly grab my attention.  A little stand of trees a short distance into a paddock beside the road looked so lovely yesterday as they shimmered in the sunshine that I had to stop and gaze.


We're lucky to have kowhai growing right beside the road.  I would have liked a few more sheep in the shot or to have been able to safely pull off the road at a place where they were more visible.  But a narrow country road has its restrictions. 



I thought if I got out of the car and walked to get a better shot of these young guys I would have disturbed them and they looked so fat and contented I couldn't do that to them. 


Fat and happy

I was lucky to enjoy the drive yesterday between heavy showers.  Today it's extremely blustery, the showers very heavy.  Hail on the roof last night was so loud I opened the front door to check on the size of the hailstones.  Nothing too alarming and it was over quickly.  I often remember that the girl next door when I was growing up used to tell me my letters during the school holidays (when I visited my grandparents' farm), were like weather reports.   I guess nothing has changed, Mary except now I live on a farm and am more weather obsessed than ever. 

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery. Great photos too. Love seeing the cows :D)

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    1. Thanks, Sue. The cattle seem content, don't they?

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  2. Farming and weather go hand in hand don’t they Pauline? Beautiful shots and those cows were darling.

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    1. Yes, Denise, it's easy to understand why so many cartoonists are inspired by farmers discussing the weather.

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  3. We've received some much-needed and welcome moisture since last night...not a lot, but any is most welcome.

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    1. That's great news, Lee. I've been feeling for you guys lately as I moan about the mud.

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  4. That green is a sight for sore eyes after winter, i'm sure. Glad to see your neighbors are so content!

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    1. Yes, I'm lucky to have happy and contented neighbours, Messymini. They are a joy to see.

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  5. The Kowhai trees have certainly been flowering down here too making them a welcome colourful addition to Spring.

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    1. Every year I wish they would bloom for longer, Amy. I find the sight of them quite uplifting.

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  6. The showers must account for the lush green grass and the happy cattle.

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    1. Yes, all that rain that I complain about does produce lots of green grass to keep the stock happy.

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  7. There is something about those of us who live in areas with such unpredictable weather that we have to talk about it because it affects so much of our life.

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  8. Yes, that's a nice way of putting it, Graham. Thankfully the weather here is nowhere near as extreme as yours is. I think I've developed a real aversion to mud!

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  9. The light behind the trees makes a beautiful scene and photo. I'm fat but not happy about it.

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