through the haze

Smoke from the fires in Australia has reached Taranaki.
Even with not a cloud in the sky, the mountain was hazy.

The farther away we got, the less we could see the mountain.

The sun was red when we got home about 5 pm. These photos 
don't do justice.

Please keep the fire fighters and residents in your prayers.


The rose garden in a corn field

This lovely rose garden and picnic area sits amid the rural fields along Hwy 3 near Whanganui.

I could have spent an hour there taking photos, but we had places to be.