The weather has been quite wet this week and I really didn't feel like going out, so 
this is a photo from my archives. Every time I see it, I have to giggle and
I thought I'd share it with you.

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Driving Creek Railway

Barrie Brickell was a teacher-turned-potter who built New Zealand's only narrow gauge railway through native bush that he planted himself. He originally built the railway to move clay down the mountain for his use as a potter. (below). He began charging for rides to pay back his loans.

The traincars and everything that you see on your ride are made and maintained by employees at Driving Creek Railway. The commentary on the ride and at the top (The Eye Full Tower!) are 
full of fun facts about the owner and the property.

Among the many interesting pottery items along the tracks, the cross below marks the final resting place  of Barrie Brickell. 

I would imagine that you can ride this train many times and still see and hear about things you missed before!

Some of the walls are made of beer and wine bottles donated by the public.

This was our driver who usually works in the workshop.

If you are interested in more information about this whimsical place, click here. Click the three horizontal bars on the right to see more pages.


I love the scenery

We were surprised to see a baby pukeko this week since it's autumn!


garden blooms

I thought I'd get some last photos of my garden before a huge winter storm came crashing across the whole country. I was so surprised that I found this much color still showing  and, the good news is,  most of them seem to have survived the storm.


Wednesday around the World

This gate is only seen now by hikers and visitors walking down to see an historic
railway trestle. I have to wonder about its history. If I find out, I will let you know!

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this and that

Here are some random photos from our holiday. Enjoy!

In case you were wondering, this is how kiwifruit is grown.