Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A day on Coronet Peak

Yes! We finally got to ski in some good snow! It had been over three years since we skied so we were lucky to get a great day with some nice snow!

Here are a few shots from the mountain:

I can see Queenstown from here!




Back Country!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Morning Dew

We were sitting in the living room this morning, marveling at our sons ability to entertain himself with the curtain, when I noticed the dew still on the grass with the sun illuminating each single droplet. 
In some spots you could make out thin lines of spider web going from blade to blade.
Before my son noticed I was gone, I popped out with my macro lense to snap the dew before it evaporated.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Swanning around on the lake


A swan on Lake Pupuke with the Pumphouse in the background.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Concerning Hobbits

If you drive just 2.5 hour south of Auckland you may find yourself in Hobbiton.

We went on a short road trip for our 5th wedding anniversary. Nana and Poppa got to look after the baby for a day while we enjoyed a damp visit to the set of Hobbiton. The good thing about the wet weather is that our tour group only had 10 people in it :)

The tour is about 2 hours long and worth doing, especially if you are a fan of Tolkien's tales.
We even got to drink a beer in the Green Dragon!






Looking down to the Party Tree from Bag End

Bag End



Our guide showing us inside a Hobbit hole. They keep a giant pumpkin in here.




Over the bridge to the Green Dragon for a beer!





The Green Dragon pub







The Party tree looking up to Bag End

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Early to rise

This morning we woke, as per usual, at first light.

The cat needed to go out to pee and the baby wanted feeding.

... Instead of heading back to bed after our duties had been met, we decided to make the most of the early wake-up and went for a wander down Orewa Beach while the sun rose.











Thursday, January 1, 2015

Abandoned on the Hill


My first photo for the New Year.

I drive past this old "barn" everyday as it sits, lonely and buffeted by winds on the top of the hill.

I decided I needed to capture it before it got blown away by a summer cyclone.