Monday, October 20, 2008

Southern Skies

South Canterbury. October 2008. Ajr
Today I headed south on State Highway 1 bound for Temuka, which is about 30 minutes south of Ashburton. It was a day of north-west winds and as always in those conditions, the Canterbury skies turned on a stunning performance. I stopped a number of times to photograph beautiful cloud patterns - and other times (as above) I didn't bother to stop at all. It's interesting to see how the South Canterbury landscape is changing in face of the dairy farming boom. Paddocks (once dedicated to grain crops) have turned brilliant green thanks to an endless stream of irrigating; and the roads are swarming with milk tankers. That's a Fonterra tanker I was following for some distance - colour co-ordinated to match the sky.

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