Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Golden Hills





The golden Broom covered hills of the Conway river valley near Kaikoura.
In the Springtime and early Summer these Hills are glowing with golden Broom flowers.
Broom is a weed plant in new Zealand it grows everywhere and seeds in profusion covering whole hillsides for miles. it is very pretty to drive through and there is a strong perfume too. Broom is marginally better than Gorse which also has pretty yellow flowers, but also has nasty thorns, Broom doesn't have any thorns and Sheep will eat it a little,

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, golden world you have, Glennis!! Marvelous captures! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world! Hope you had a great holiday season! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

It certainly looks marvellous.

Small Kucing said...

gosh...what a lovely view....

L. D. Burgus said...

It does make the hills look wonderful. I have never heard of either plant but of course I live on the prairie in middle America.

Martha Z said...

I do remember how pretty the gorse was When we visited New Zealand but I didn't have to try to walk through it.
Congratulation to your daughter on her race walking, that is quite an accomplishment.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images. There is lot of gold there.

Luna Miranda said...

wow, gorgeous! a cheerful view in this gloomy afternoon.

elena marin-alexe said...

Wonderfull imagen!
Welcome a 20011, my dear Glennis!

Hazel said...

Ah! beautiful! It's one of the most beautiful images I saw today. Thanks.

Amrita said...

Beautiful pictures Glennis. Happy New Year to you

William K Wallace said...

Nature at its finest. I love the colours and through your pictures I can almost smell the scent of the flowers.

Xavi said...

What a beautiful landscapes you have in NZ, Glennis!
Thanks for stopping by.

reanaclaire said...

Beautiful Pictures!! Astonishing..

Barb said...

I remember this glorious yellow color from when I visited NZ! I know it's a weed for you, but these hillsides sure look pretty!

Indrani said...

Whoa! Beautiful sights. Very pleasing to eyes.

JM said...

These are such beautiful yellow fields! Wonderful shots.