Being grateful

I am so glad that I got into photography. Looking through my archives shows such 
a diversity of things to see in New Zealand.



There's much variety in the coastlines of New Zealand.
I love it all!

What does your world look like? Have you delved into your 
archives and found photos that you had forgotten about??

Whatever you have to share, link up below and let the world see!


ocean views

 No matter how many times I see it, the ocean always amazes me when I see it.
These islands are called the Sugar Loaf Islands which surround an underground volcano.


driving taranaki

Lichen covers many rural buildings and fences in Taranaki.

A touch of the Southern US in New Plymouth!

I am curious what these walls would be used for. 

There is a stream to the right, just below the trees and I wonder if the two are connected.

Wild onions are everywhere along the road at this time of year. I love seeing them.

White lilies grow wild in many paddocks around the area.

Good, Random, Fun  (you pick!)

Tuesday's Treasures (rock formations)


Wednesday around the World

For some reason, this art deco building makes me smile every time we
go by it on the main street in Pahiatua.

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spring flowers

I finally had some great weather for photos of the garden.


gulls on an island

We went to New Plymouth today and stopped at some of the lookouts.
The water was such a lovely color in the sun, but the photos didn't even come close!
So, I will show you one of the Sugar Loaf Islands  and the gulls on hanging out on it.


underwater drops

We have had a lot of rain this winter (12 months' worth in 8 months, says the weatherman) and I haven't had a lot of chances to walk down our road this spring. So, when the sun came out and I could stretch my legs  this week, I noticed that there was a running stream on one side of the road and a still pond along the other side.  

Looking closer, I was very surprised to see that the clover under the water on the pond side had drops of water  oxygen (Thanks, Yamini!) on the leaves[though, I still like the idea of it being a water drop]. This is definitely something that I've never seen before!

I was reluctant to post these photos because, at first glance, they look badly taken.
But, I wanted to share this bit of bizarre nature with those who would appreciate it :)


at Okato cemetery

This is one of the stops on our latest drive around Taranaki.  I find the
diversity of headstones interesting.