Category: On Location


To Begin

Clovelly Bay | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Three weeks now that Paprika and I arrived in Sydney.
We have been welcomed with beautiful days. Some of them felt like Spring really…
An invitation to stroll the streets and along the seaside.
I let you with these random shots for today and I come back to share a comforting winter dish soon…

Sydney Street Walk | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Sydney Coastal Walk | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Sydney Harbour | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Sydney Pattern and View | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Sun Setting | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

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Apple Picking & Kunekune

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Paprika and I went for apple picking last Saturday. We initially had an other plan, but in the end it was all good to visit the Ration Creek orchard in Pauatahanui, nearby Porirua, 20-minute drive from Wellington.
I remember visiting the orchard two years ago, late in the season when there were only granny smith apples left.
I wanted this time to pick the red varieties they grow in the orchard as well.

And the apples were plentiful, so we loaded our bucket. The orchard is also home to two friendly kunekune. They came near the fence oinking in hope of getting our attention and being gifted an apple or two.

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Kunekune Pig | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Kune Kune Pig | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Autumn has officially started here, yet the weather has remained quite summery for now. And I’m very grateful for that…

Wish you all a great week-end !

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Harvest Time

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Wairarapa Road & Autumnal Foliage

It was rather impromptu.
Paprika stumbled upon the information on Saturday and a day later we were on the road. The winding road that leads to Wairarapa. And the main purpose of our visit in this region was grapes picking.

The leaves of the vine had turned into a nice shade of gold, the grass was wet with the morning dew and the air was crisp. Autumn was unmistakable. Located nearby Greytown, the Fantail Grove opened its door a last week-end for table grapes picking.

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Olive grove Wairarapa
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Vineyard Wairarapa
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Grapes Autumn Wairarapa PYO
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Picking Grapes
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Picking Grapes Wairarapa NZ

After filling our bucket with grapes, we chatted with the friendly owner and made a round of the grove where hazelnuts and olives are grown as well. Of course, we left not only with lot of grapes, but aromatic quinces and a bag of hazelnuts all from the grove.

After a late lunch at Saluté, we simply strolled and enjoyed the special atmosphere created by the beautiful autumnal colours. From time to time, we also stopped by small shops and stands along the road and we kept on adding to our lot of produce walnuts and jerusalem artichokes.

Autumn is not over yet, but it feels so rich to me this year…

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Hazelnuts and Fall Tree
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Autumn Haul
© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Sign and Autumnal Foliage

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© 2012 Viviane Perenyi Chestnuts in a basket © 2012 Viviane Perenyi Wairarapa Coast © 2012 Viviane Perenyi Blueberries

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