Local Heart, Global Soul

October 4, 2018

The Tree-Lined Way To A Special Place…

In January this year Kiwidutch made a trip home to New Zealand, after almost five years. Whilst it feels amazing to catch up with friends and family again, visiting is also tiring,  and we miss just doing as little as possible, not being on a schedule, sitting in the shade, dozing in my case, reading in Himselfs. One of the places we feel most relaxed is Hanmer Springs, so it here that we are headed. Not only are we going to our favourite place, we are also going to our favourite wee bungalow, somewhere we know well and where we feel at home. I currently have a slow-boil obsession with drawing trees so spend a good part of the road trip north photographing the tree lined landscape out of the front passenger seat windows. The thought to do this came about as the last of the city block’s left us, and I spied the “Belfast motorway tree”. This tree has been a feature of the landscape for as many years as I can remember, and marks the first meters of the main highway north. It’s so important that the highway was built either side of it instead of cutting the tree down. Therefore this is a tree-lined journey to a special place…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. Tiring or not, I’m betting you were happy to be in familiar territory.

    Comment by lulu — October 5, 2018 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

    • lulu,
      Yes, it was a relief that we were going somewhere where we knew well, we knew our way around, the familiarity was relaxing, there are a few people here who know us and the thermal hot pools are definitely a relaxing draw.

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 10, 2018 @ 5:29 pm | Reply


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