Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Clutha in autumn colours and a butterfly

It's that time of year again when I'm likely to be seen down the river as the sun peeks over the Grandview mountains over Hawea way. The next few weeks will see lots of dawn river mists, as winter approaches.

The Clutha with the confluence of the Cardrona river on the left, along with a nice new walkway that heads downstream towards Luggate...
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Mt Gold and Mt Burke...
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The mist makes for interesting effects...
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Meanwhile back home I've been having a new experience hosting the swan plant that has been hosting a forth-coming Monarch butterfly - it's all been quite intriguing, but I missed the emerging beauty and for whatever reason Mr. B. only survived for a few hours. Maybe it was just too cold...
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A few good links to finish this post:

Client/acquaintance Peter is flying a Tiger Moth around NZ for a holiday... more>>

A moving presentation on the emotion behind invention... more>>

Friend Ken releases his second book on moose in Fiordland... more>>

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5 Comments:

Blogger Bob McKerrow said...

Thanks Donald for the autumn mood photos. Brings back many happy memories passing through that way. Bob

April 16, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Donald,
Beautiful photos. I would love to observe such a scene with a pack on my back, sweating and invigorated. Just returned from a 15 minute walk, my longest yet, and am definitely sweating!
Cheers,
Robb

April 17, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

15 mins. today Robb - well done. In a couple of days 20 maybe :)

I think if you visualise visiting your favourite Ruahine places, your body will have no option but to lead you to them again.

Cheers

Donald

April 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger lakehawea said...

Woohoo! Off to buy Ken's book. I was just thinking about those moose the other day. Thanks for the heads up D. Love the photos. G

April 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

A pleasure dearest G. Must catch up soon and not be moose like quiet and elusive.

On another matter since you said you like the way J. and I think, we seem to have found each other's minds. Thanks!

Cheers

Donald

April 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

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