Show day

DSCF0612 DSCF0609 DSCF0667 DSCF0626 DSCF0624

 

Good morning from a beautiful sunny Hastings.

Yesterday was our anniversary day, a public holiday for Hawke’s Bay.  It is also a traditional show day.  In other words the show has come to town, the A&P Show, that is.  It was a blustery day but that didn’t stop the hordes of people descending on the show ground to enjoy the stalls and animals that are on show.  On the spur of the moment my husband decided to go so I just grabbed the camera and went.  He isn’t very patient with my stopping every few minutes to take photos but we got around in about 2 hours before we had had enough.  I am not one for crowds.  I am also not keen on taking photos of people and posting them.  I have included a couple today but they were part of the show and I guess would accept photos of them posted on the internet.  I hope so anyway.

DSCF0662

 

The woodchoppers are very much a part of the traditional rural scene.  There was this soooo cute little boy in the foreground who was trying to cut up wood like his dad.  I am going to contact the paper to see if I can trace him and his family and give them the photos.  I think that they would like that.  I have one photo where he is concentrating so hard with his tongue sticking out.

DSCF0582

 

Now this is sooo much of the kiwi scene, with the number 8 wire mentality.  The young me in their black singlets, of course, have to construct a wooden gate from start to finish and then put up the fence.  Backbreaking work.

DSCF0596\

This was so funny.  This is a machine that breaks up these bigger blocks of wood into firewood size. This man and his son were so intent on taking a photo of the machine in action that they didn’t notice what was going on around them.  I hope I am not so intense on my photos like that .

DSCF0557DSCF0567

 

There was colour everywhere.

DSCF0524DSCF0547

 

Machines of all sizes and purposes were on show as well.  At least I wasn’t the only one that was taking photos of me.  I think though that I was looking for the more different shots, not the generic isn’t that nice type of photo.

DSCF0561DSCF0562

 

I loved these galvanised wire animals.

DSCF0488 2Steam engine black and white

 

I couldn’t resist doing some photo editing.

DSCF0514Sepia tap

 

Finally we were treated to a majestic sunset, curtesy of the foehn winds.

DSCF0733DSCF0761DSCF0786

 

A fruitful day.

Cheers from Raewyn

 

4 thoughts on “Show day”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s