Landscape Notes

Observations of places and things in a disconnected postmodern world

Category: Rural Countryside

Rural countryside, in spite of its extreme modification, is very beautiful. It is sometimes difficult to deny that man and nature are a handsome pair. Yes we alter the natural landscape, but for good reason: hope. The hope that we can provide food and shelter for ourselves and our family's, and that we can raise our children to be good and honorable citizens of the society in which live.


Looking south from Putere Road.

Lake Rotonuiaha, Putere 4189

Janet M. Wilmshurst (1997) The impact of human settlement on vegetation and soil stability in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 35:1, 97-111.


Lake Rotonuiaha, also known as Putere Lake.


Te Hoe River

— Upper Te Hoe River valley, Willowflat, Wairoa.


Ruakituri River

— Ruakituri River, Wairoa.

State Highway 49, Ohakune.



— Trees. Far North.

— Trees. Far North.

Adare Farm

Adare Farm.

— Adare Farm.

Waiau River

Waiau River, Putere.

— Waiau River, Putere.


A windbreak or shelterbelt is a plantation usually made up of one or more rows of trees or shrubs planted in such a manner as to provide shelter for stock, orchards, or homes from prevailing winds. They are commonly planted around the edges of fields on farms.


— Poplar shelter-belt #1.


— Poplar shelter-belt #2.




Dry Bones

Dry bones. Panekiri Station.

— Dry bones. Panekiri Station.