Historic Eketahuna through the lens of aronimus.

Here we have an image of the bush being cleared in order to establish the town of Eketahuna.  Way, way back in the pioneering days… aronimus did lurk in the bushes observing the locals.  Much like David Attenborough but with an anthropological bent.  With the application of camouflage, stealth and great skill he did take this shot with his trusty pocket camera.  We see here in plain view, those classic tools of the early Scandinavian settler…  the Toyota Hilux and the bulldozer.

Historic Eketahuna

Historic Eketahuna in the days of the pioneers

 

Here we have another image of the Toyota Hilux Spray Wagon.  That great weapon against the troublesome gorse scourge the moved in to replace the native forest that had been felled.

Historic Eketahuna

Toyota Hilux Spray wagon

 

Tagging along beside is that mighty hunter of the wild New Zealand bush, the golden labrador.

 

 

 

 

 

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Harun embarks upon a sabbatical

On May 13, 2014, in Musing, by aronimus

Sabbatical or a sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a “ceasing”) is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year.

Having tired of the daily grind and general busyness of the city, Harun did have an epiphany and did announce as thus,  “Behold unto me, for I shalt trade this all in and seek a bucolic existence!  A sabbatical in the country for me, it shall be!   He then did load all his worldly possessions on the back of a Toyota Hilux and in a trailer and head forth to the district of Tararua.  Alas, the local deities of the Wellington region were loathe to part with the trapped soul of Harun.  They did smote the Hilux as it made it’s journey and it did come to a halt on the side of the road.  Enshrouded in clouds of steam and trailing a stream of orange water, it was a sorry sight.   Harun was all very puzzled by such goings on for Hiluxes do not break down!  They are indestructible are they not?  Did not Top Gear prove such things?  Renown for their reliability, they are “good for jihad” as a member of the Taliban once quoted.

Harun did ponder on whether he was being smote for having thrown an old framed picture of Jesus into the landfill, that very afternoon.  It happened to land face up, looking right at him and an old Ministry lyric did come to mind.  He did then pronounce   “Higher!  Blasphemer!   Praise Jesus…  Praise Jesus…” for it seemed the right thing to do at the time.  The next day, after having secured his worldly possessions  and safe in the knowledge that a rescue party was on the way, Harun did hang a painting of Christ in the tree in penance.  From his vantage in the forest, Christ did oversee the workings of Harun that morning.    It had become apparent to Harun, whilst sitting in contemplation on the side of the road, that one did not require so many possessions and that they were but a hindrance.  More so, they did put at risk, those things that were important.   He then did renounce a whole wagon load of his worldly possessions and did bestow it upon the landfill and the recycle centre.

A herald from the countryside did come unto Harun and usher him and his diminished worldly possessions unto their new life in the countryside.  A bucolic sabbatical.

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