Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This land is my land, Hastings, New Zealand

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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.

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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.

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One of our native birds, the Fantail.

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Our native flax plants.

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Pakowhai Park and our native bush.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This Land Is My Land, 2 verses

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This Land is My Land (two verses)

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Thanks for visiting.

Cheers

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Details of New Zealand Flax

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.

The      Daily Prompt: FAQ  is details for photographers.  I searched through my archives to find something showing details.  Actually I am unable to access my photos on the Time Machine so I went to Flickr and emailed photos to myself and then edited them.  A long winded way of accessing photos but if anyone has any better ideas please let me know.

Back to my post.  These photos were taken last winter during a heavy dew in the morning.  The sun was shining on these New Zealand flax flowers with the dew and it was amazing.  I thought I would jazz it up with FX Photostudio Pro just to make them more interesting.  I hope you like them.

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