I was reading Deon Swiggs’ comments about how beautiful New Zealand is and have to agree! I took the day off on Wednesday and went north up State Highway 1 to a little place called Greta Valley then went inland to a settlement called Scargill. I made the comment to my wife about how green everything was and just how stunning the countryside was looking. We have made that trip several times before, and I don’t know if it is just me not having taken much notice before, or whether it just did look particularly stunning that day!
Maybe with all the turmoil around the world financial markets and all the negativity in the media, I was subconsciously looking for some good! Either way, our countryside – affectionately known as the Canterbury Plains for obvious reasons (because they are so flat and seem to go on for ever), is certainly not PLAIN! We are lucky to live in such a beautiful country and should not take that for granted.
I guess it’s like anything though, you can only see what you allow your mind to see. So open your mind and your eyes everyone, cause we are living in one of the most beautiful places on our planet!
From a one-eyed Cantabrian!!