Monday 27 May 2013

An Autumn Walk

We are so lucky to have Cornwall Park
on our doorstep.

It is quite unusual - as this is a working farm 
as well as a recreational park
in the centre of a city of 1.5 million people.

125 hectares is fenced off  for the
Simmental cattle

 and Perendale sheep

City children can experience a taste of 
country living without leaving the city.

The park has a series of seasonal events
all through the year and everything is free.

There are sheep shearing displays
guided archaeologocal walks
art displays
school holiday activities
and much, much more.

Today I'm joining Mary for
please do visit her blog to see some
great photo mosaics.

À bientôt

be kind to one another



  1. How wonderful! Thank you for taking us on your walk!

  2. Hello Shane,
    What a wonderful gift to have such a place close to you!
    I imagine your are counting down the days until you see your precious grandchildren..Hoping you have a wonderful week!

  3. This is a wonderful thing to have in the middle of a city! It's such an education for everyone...not just the kids. It looks beautiful.

  4. Looks like a pretty park for walking. I love the sheep and cows. Wonderful mosaics, have a happy week!

  5. Good Afternoon Shane, What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
    Looking at the photographs you imagine these scenes are in the country. I love how the cow posed for you..... or was she being inquisitive .... I wonder.
    Best Wishes

  6. This is a really beautiful park and it's so nice that it's a working farm as well. I love sheep and your photos of them (and the cows) are beautiful. Pamela

  7. Hi Shane
    You are lucky to have a farm/recreational area close by to visit. Looks like it is well kept, and the animals healthy.

  8. Oh, Shane, how wonderful. It's perfect to have a park like that. What a wonderful city you live in.

  9. Hi Shane,

    Isn't it lovely getting out for a walk these Autumn days.
    I enjoyed seeing your photos of Cornwall Park.
    How beautiful the bags are that you Aunt made, in the previous post.

    Happy new week

  10. Dear shane,
    this surroundings looks so very beautiful,-it is almost like driving through the Island here, where we have farms spread all over the island!
    What a beautiful place to relax and have a wonderful day,-I feel that animals alwayes have such a piecefull way,they gives on to the viewer!!
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  11. What a charming place - and fortunate for the citizens nearby. Lovely photos.

  12. What a lovely spot! Looks like a wonderful place to walk. I love the Simmental cattle -- lovely!

  13. Hello Shane - beautiful photos - the autumn light is really lovely.
    I did not know Cornwall Park was a working farm as well as a Park - how wonderful.
    Hope you have a great week Shane, Julie x0x

  14. What a great place for a walk, Shane. I did a bit of a double take when I saw the title "An Autumn Walk" but knew it had to be from someone in the southern hemisphere. I hope you are enjoying the change of season.

  15. Oh you are blessed to have such a wonderful experience so handy. What a good idea. Even better than Central Park!

  16. Dearest Shane,
    That looks like a lovely park for a stroll or for a ride, due to its size.
    Hugs to you and have a lovely new week.

  17. That looks like a great park for all to enjoy for free! Hope you're week is going well! x

  18. Beautiful pics - how lovely to have this nearby. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Bonjour Shane,

    Such a lovely post, this was one of my favourite places to visit when I was growing up in NZ. Très bonne semaine à toi, Leeann x

  20. So beautiful! what a lovely place to visit and live near!

  21. What a beautiful place, this park! I have a particular fondness for sheep, so I love that picture.

    Thanks for your sweet comment at Thinking About Home. Yes, Vee was so thoughtful, and it was sure worth a bit of planning to be able to meet her. :)

  22. One of the things I love most about blogging is knowing that I have friends around the world who are celebrating the arrival of autumn as I celebrate the arrival of spring. How I love sheep -- that would be my perfect walk!

  23. What a beautiful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. I love those little sheep!

  24. You live in a wondrous land dear Shane...your photos are splendid and really make me want to visit (as if I didn't already want to before ;) )

    Happy Fall to you dear one

  25. Oh my gosh Shane- what a beautiful heavenly place. I could walk around there-- just taking pictures-- for hours!! (I love the cows!!). You are blessed to have this place so close by-- I've loved the tour :)


  26. That looks like a wonderful park to have nearby, Shane. A touch of country in the city would be a respite for many.

  27. Such beautiful country. I do remember visiting the sheep when I traveled in your beautiful country side. Oh how I loved the sheep.



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