This is such a fun challenge by Cee for this series.
This week it is two verses from the song This Land is My Land:
As I was walking that ribbon of highway, I saw above me that endless skyway: I saw below me that golden valley: This land was made for you and me. I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; And all around me a voice was sounding: This land was made for you and me.
I remember singing this at school, but we changed it to suit New Zealand. So here are some photos around where I live – taken last autumn.
First up is the orchards – Hastings is known as the fruit bowl of New Zealand.
At once stage our economy was based on lamb and wool. Now it is dairy but the sheep are still used to keep the grass low around the orchards in autumn.
One of our native birds, the Fantail.
Our native flax plants.
Pakowhai Park and our native bush.
Thanks for visiting.