Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blossom blog

A very visual post this week as I've been out there sampling the delights of spring, and making landscape photos with my good friend Roger, and helping out again on the annual Mountain to Mountain multi sport race [ski down Treble Cone and then mt bike, kayak, run, and road bike to Wanaka and Cardrona before finishing with a mt bike up to the Snow Park]. Along the way a theme seems to have been some bird life happy to pose for me too.

From my deck...
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Mountain to Mountain competitors line up their kayaks...
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Mountain to Mountain competitors set off down the kayaking section on the Matukituki river...
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South Island pied Oystercatcher / torea on the Matukituki river...
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Wanaka Station Park blossom...
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Roger trying out his new camera...
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One of many magnificent redwoods at Wanaka Station Park...
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Lake Wanaka...
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The most photographed tree in Lake Wanaka hosting a bunch of shags - actually the Little Shag / koau, the smallest of New Zealand's cormorants, with a number of different colour forms. This one black body plumage with white feathers on the face and throat...
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Mallard ducks [introduced into NZ during the 1860s] feeding nearby...
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A local church...
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Lastly good reading on a fascinating subject of The Last Megalithic Culture just spotted on Bob McKerrow's blog.

Thanks Bob :)

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Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Donald,
Ahh! I can smell springtime in the air in that sequence of photos. It was pretty nice up in the Ruahine, though a lot of snow still about. The fire came in handy. Have a great week!
Cheers,
Robb

September 14, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

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