Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Turbines in green fields of beauty

Being on the other side of the world, we don't get much news from home as we travel.   Now and then we catch a CNN segment or check BBC news.  The Professor and I are sort of news junkies.  Always reading the morning paper with breakfast.  Now we actually have to TALK to each other at breakfast.  Oh, the agony of it all!  Good thing we like each other.

In our travels, folks seem to think we are from Canada.  Never do they guess the U.S.  I find that interesting.  And all seem to be curious about our politics.  We are asked frequently about the current state of affairs and our opinion.  Of course we have a strong opinion, but we try to give a balanced view.  If there is one!!  Enough on that topic.


More pleasant topics for me is the beautiful countryside we have enjoyed.  Even though we are now in Australia, I'm still sorting through my images from New Zealand.  These couple of shots were taken through the car window as we drove.  The landscape is always so beautiful to me.


While we were in Palmerston North, I wanted to visit the Te Apiti Wind Farms and the 55 wind turbines scattered throughout.  I stood below the one you see here.  Oh my goodness.  The wind up there was astounding and the sound of those blades as they 'whooshed' by me was very intimidating.  I didn't linger long under it.








Amid the mountain range as we drove, was a herd of deer.  
(Is that right?  A "herd" of deer?)
They took a keen interest in me when I got out of the car to snap this shot.
They soon began to scamper away.


I continue to try to capture birds.  I miss my backyard and all of its delights.
I haven't identified this guy yet.  But they are quite common in the fields.
The birds over here are so noisy and beautiful in song.






I'll close with these two cuties!


 Signing off from Australia!
Later, my friends,



17 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Your photos look so green and lovely. What a super journey you are on!

ladyfi said...

What beautiful scenery and amazing shots.

Brian Miller said...

oo that black and white bird is pretty cool...and look at all the cows....


actually have to talk to each other...oh my....smiles

Arija said...

NZ is so green! Where in Australia are you? If you are anywhere near Adelaide, let me know. I can no longer match you Prof for Prof since mine succumbed to Alzheimers last month but I can show you lots of birds.

Arija said...

Oops, that bird is a Magpie.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Reena! I love those rich, green, rolling hills! It looks so peaceful! So glad you're having such a great trip! Thanks for sharing!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, you lucky girl! Love all these wonderful pictures.

simply bev said...

Such beautiful rolling country, and I love your photo of all those deer!

Linda R said...

Such amazing photos. What amazing country side. Safe travels my friend.

Hugs~

Daryl said...

love all these shots, but especially those dogs

Rose L said...

That blue and white bird looks like a crow. If it is, they have prettier ones than we do!! Love it!

Out on the prairie said...

A lovely set today. Sometimes when I have traveled it is best to stay country anonymous rather that find someone with a grudge.

bailey-road.com said...

What a time you are having! Beautiful photos.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Stunning!!!! Thanks for letting me travel along!! :)
Grace

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Those turbines are much bigger than you think when standing next to them. I'll go with magpie for the bird.

Sanibel Gal said...

Your photography is amazing, every single post amazing. Cows and turbines - awesome!

GailO said...

Fantastic photos! Adorable dogs:)

It is fascinating that you are first considered Canadian...I do think that they are liked everywhere....

We drove by a wind turbine farm in PEI this summer too...impressive