Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Photos

Some images from my walk yesterday.



I took a different track from my usual one. It was quite a bit steeper. This is a view from the top, looking over the valley to the next spur where you can see the track I take on most of my walks. As you can see the hillside has got very dry and brown in the last few weeks. Summer is nearly over - in fact, technically it is autumn already, but we are having the warmest weather we have had all summer.



Normally the sheep would get up and wander off when I approach. This one was looking at me as if to say "Nah...it's just too hot to bother".





The magpies really do say quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle

13 comments:

Yaeli said...

What a beautiful place to go walkabout!
You live in a lovely piece of the world. My mum has bought land near Akaroa and will be moving there this year.

Michele sent me today.

Sarch said...

I love your pics! I can just feel that sun, and those skys...wow!

It feels funny to read about your summer just ending when ours is yet to begin.

A very nice post. Thanks for sharing a little of your life today.

Here from Michelles'.

Veda said...

My favorite is the thistle. Soft, backdropped with the clear, easy blue...then? Spikey! Awe inspriring, really.

Here via Michele's.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What wonderful pictures of a place and creatures that I would never see...! I Love that sheep and the Magpie is very dear, too!
It is really quite star on those dunes(?) in a way, isn't itr?

Here from Michele tonight!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL...Should read STARK....! Sorry about that. Stark but Beautiful, too!

Karen said...

Oh, would love to visit there someday. It looks so serene.

btw, thx for stoppin' by my place today from Michele's. :+)

Deb R said...

Beautiful photos! Do you know what kind of pods those are?

Catherine said...

Deb, they are thistles - there are plenty of them, all over the hillside

rashbre said...

Lovely scenery! We get a few magpies around here too, but their setting is somewhat different!

The big thistles look like something we'd have in Scotland!

chiefbiscuit said...

I know the area where you walk and for me it epitomises Christchurch / Canterbury. Isn't it dry? But after the recent rain maybe a little greener?

Catherine said...

Recent rain? I haven't seen any until today, and it's not really enough to make a difference.

la vie en rose said...

love that blue sky!

Jan said...

Pretty gorgeous pictures, these. Friends are back today from NZ ( Wellington) and I'm looking forward to their pictures which are usually quite special ones too.
RE Bird Sounds: There's been on-going correspondence lately in letters in "The Times" re "what birds are REALLY saying" ....
It turns out it's very much a regional thing..!