Landscape Notes

Observations of places and things in a disconnected postmodern world

Category: Relict Landscapes

Here and there across the man-altered landscape lie pockets of relict landscapes that offer us a glimpse of what might have existed prior to colonisation. They are a monument to the heritage of our landscape and remind us to be grateful that the land is to still able to provide for man.

Lake Waikaremoana

— Panekiri Bluff.

Kerikeri

— Stone Cottage. Kerikeri.

— Stone Cottage. Kerikeri.

Kauri Stump

— Ancient Kauri stump. Northland.

— Ancient Kauri stump. Northland.

Nikau Palm

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Study of a single Nikau Palm. Te Akau, North West Raglan.

Elgood Limestone

Elgood Limestone. Te Akau. New Zealand

— Elgood Limestone. Te Akau. New Zealand

Puriri at North West Raglan

Head north toward Port Waikato on the coast road from Raglan and the landscape you will encounter can only be but described as beautiful. That beauty lies in the character of a relict landscape left behind after man deforested the land to make way for grass. Thankfully, the forester and his axemen avoided the craggy limestone bluffs and the precipice like guts of small streams – so there a remnant of what was, can be seen. Clusters of native trees and shrubs, or a lone, but prominent, individual specimen of a grand tree clinging tenuously to the land.

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