Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 30 July 2012

Sunday Outing

Hugh took me on a “ Photographic Competition” trip to Dudding Lake . The land was purchased  in 1965 by the Marton Borough Council from funds gifted to the council by Mr  J B  S Dudding for that purpose.  In 1972 additional land was acquired, funded by a grant from Mr Dudding’s Charitable Trust. It has been used as a picnic, swimming, boating and camping area.
Pine Trees at Dudding's LakeWinter treesThe fence line
Fenceline viewHugh’s idea was for both  of us to take  photographs of the same view, then compare, now the tricky part, and this was not clarified, Who would judge the photos.!!! I deleted most of mine, and have not seen Hugh’s yet. There are many pine trees through the fence, some winter dormant poplars, and the view through the fence was of green paddocks and some cattle in the distance. Further still, the plane travelling to Auckland  from Wellington? Christchurch? or Dunedin? left the vapour trail , no doubt adding to air pollution!! One black swan moved across, the others had flown to the  far side.
Closer swan picVapour trail
Here are some of  our King Alfred Daffodils in the corner garden.
One bloom in a “ Macro Monday” photo. Tomorrow might well be a “ T T “, wait and see what the acronym stands for!!
Macro King Alfred
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“Close-ups reveal details not seen by the human eye”
Cheers from Jean


Allie said...

Gorgeous pics of a lovely place - well done!!! Your daff's are so pretty!

Nancy J said...

There were so many planted before we moved in, and we have planted more, along with tulips, grape hyacinths, and other bulbs. I love to see the first green shoots come up, and even though it is still winter in theory, they mean Spring is on the way.Cheers, Jean