Christmas In The Country

On our drive back home from Dunedin via the south coast on Sunday we found some cheerful Christmas farm fun with Santa featuring in two different displays. Both were unexpected delights that we just happened upon by chance. Hooray for the farmers!

South Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel 08 Dec 2019.


Rural area near Milton.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

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South of Taieri Mouth.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

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Linda Leinen aka ‘shoreacres’ published a Christmas post on Dec 2nd that beautifully describes the simplicity of a country Christmas and includes some photos of country Christmas decorations:  A View to the East.

Invitation:  have you done a post that includes interesting photos of Christmas in the country, or perhaps you know of someone else’s post? Maybe you’d like to take some photos of decorations in your local rural area and put up a post? If so, please add a link below in the Comment area, it’d be much appreciated. Thanks!


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Thanks for the mention, Liz. I really enjoyed these Santas, too. There’s a farm near a refuge I visit that often has hay bale decorations at their gate. I’m hoping to get down that way this weekend, so see if they’ve followed their tradition.

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    1. The weather had taken a turn for the worse and it was drizzling with rain but we both saw him as we drove past and had to turn around. In fact we went even further because I wanted to photo the white silage bales, a short distance away. Then we drove to the santa tractor and both braved the wet to get pics.. all good fun!

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