Monday, August 3, 2009

Firewood, reflections and more on snow

One of my favourite local spots is the NE corner of Lake Hawea, and as I've been burning firewood at an alarming rate this winter it's the preferred spot to not only gather some driftwood, but sample sunset, skip stones on the lake surface and do yet some more iconic New Zealand landscape photography...

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Looking across the lake to Kidds Bush...
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In between lots of yoga practice this week gone, and having the grief and shock of three deaths that affect me in one way or another, I've kept on keeping on doing ski tours at the Snow Farm late in the day and into the dark, being mindful that it's avalanche season. All good therapy!

You can see the severe loading in the middle to right of this hillside...
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And here all slopes have a sort of pregnant pillow look...
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I've never seen the head of the Roaring Meg stream here so choked up with snow...
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Anonymous marg said...

Well - it's been a while since I had time to stop by. I'm back at my own job after a wonderful 9 month secondment where i tripped all over the south Island. Now city bound and time bound bogged down with the complexities of what I do, I appreciate your blog all the more. I do enjoy the landscapes, and the musings. You have also motivated me to do something about that yoga. It's a discipline I was good at in student days and more latterly I've indulged in Pilates and I've been meaning to check out the new yoga studio just down the hill - not five minutes from where I live and I haven't given it priority. SO thanks for the motivation

August 4, 2009 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Donald,
Hope the wood fire is burning brightly, always good for the soul. Kia kaha.
Cheers,
Robb

August 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

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