1 EAGLETON NOTES: The Hills of Hawkes Bay

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Hills of Hawkes Bay

In March 2011 I wrote a post The Hills of Hawkes Bay on my other blog.  They have always had a very strong emotional pull for me. When I did that post the hills were unusually lush and green for the time of year. Today I decided to drive up Te Mata peak once again and take some photos of the surrounding hills. The temperature was nearly 30℃ and the wind strong and warm although the rains were visible in the distance.  




 

 Looking to Napier


 I enjoy paragliding but off this? Never!

25 comments:

  1. Ah, yes. Lovely. Bit crispy tho'.

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  2. The landscape looks strangely barren compared to the older post of yours with all the lush greens! (Got both posts up on my screen to compare...)

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    1. It does look rather barren Monica but it isn't. The grass is needing some rain but this is how I expect it to look at this time of year. It hads been a very warm year here but there has been plenty of rain too I'm told.

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  3. Wow! I can say little else than - Wow! Wow! Absolutely wonderful photos! Oh...stunning, too! :)

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    1. Thank you Lee. It's a picture I will cherish because it epitomises the landscape for me so aptly.

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  4. Stunning views of rather brown hills! They almost look like paintings in these photos, especially the 3rd, 4th and 5th photos.

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    1. Thank you Serenata. You will soon arrive to the warmth but I think that it may be a little greener where you will be.

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  5. Spectacular scenery. It's a good thing you did drive up to the peak.

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    1. Red at nearly 30℃ I'd have struggled to walk!

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  6. That landscape is amazing. I have no artistic talent whatsoever but I swear if I were there I would try my best to paint this on canvas. Just saying.

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    1. Kay if you could capture it as an artist you'd be amazing. I wish that I could but I, too, have no talent for painting.

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  7. If asked where I thought those pictures had been taken, I'd have said Italy. Stunning.

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    1. Cro the light is different. I can't explain why but the light in the Italy that I know and love around Tuscany and Umbria is quite different.

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  8. A grand set of images but it looks as if they could do with a drop of our rain.

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    1. Adrian you're absolutely right but I'm glad that I caught them this way.

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  9. I've not yet checked out your 2011 post, so if I said the same thing then, I hope you won't think I am boring.
    The first picture in particular looks like a magic land, where anything could be possible and where the most wonderful and strange discoveries wait behind every hill.

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    1. PS: Just looked at the 2011 post and am amazed to see I've not commented. I didn't know your blog then, I suppose, even though it feels as if I've known "you" "for years".

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    2. Meike of all the adjectives I might use for you 'boring' is not one of them. You are right though in that we seem to have known each other a lot longer than we really have.

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  10. Those hills look like a big tablecloth that has been ruffled over the earth. What an amazing landscape.

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    1. YP you never cease to amaze me with your descriptive turns of phrase.

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  11. Gorgeous photos of the hills...sign me up for the paragliding.

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    1. Oh Virginia it's so wonderful soaring abobe the countryside and the birds. It's definitely one of the best things I've done.

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    1. Andrea I hoped you've stopped now (for your sake).

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