|New Zealand, North Island Central District Highlands|
This year when I visited the distant blue hills were augmented by early autumn colours.
This little old church in a field to the north of Taihape led me to contemplate the life of our forefathers, those who settled this area in the 19th century.
|Power pole and old shed|
|Church in a field near Taihape, Rangitikei District|
Roads had been cut into the clay to allow farmers to settle the land and some of them, like the road below, continue to make work for the local council when heavy rain causes slips.
|Roads cut into the steep clay hills|
I missed the hills when I left home and I also missed the enormous cumulus clouds that so often drift overhead. Somehow clouds in other places are never quite the same.
|Old main road, north of Taihape in the Rangitikei|