Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Continuing the winter theme

Recently while out early one morning I had to walk past the Wanaka Public Library, and while this was a hazardous journey due to the prevalence of ice, it seems someone left the irrigation system on all night...

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And delightfully our Govt. has backed down over mining in our National Parks. Well done, and a special thanks to Wanaka local Quentin Smith who organised the FaceBook group Hands off Mt Aspiring NP

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Blogger mervfrench said...

Hi I have just stumbled onto your blog and I love the hoar frost shots. I was in your area 2 weeks ago but I'm home in Western Australia now.

We were hoping to see a big frost to get some shots but the best we could do was minus 5 around Arrowtown..

Check out my blog to see what I managed to capture.

http://mervfrench.wordpress.com/
Cheers

Merv

I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.

July 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Donald,
Oh the hazards of winter, beautiful though. That is good news about the mining, and the power of combined voices, and even the words we put out here in the blogosphere. I can't help but think of Edward Abbey stating that even if people do not go the wilderness, deserts, mountains, ect., that at least knowing they are there connects us to the wild and that is the real value of wilderness. Maybe slowly more of us are getting our heads around that. Still, no time for complaceny, sort of like we have poked a large hungry bear who will be back. Heading to the mountains on Sunday/Monday when I get this bloody work finished!
Cheers,
Robb

July 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

Hi Merv

Thanks for your comment. Pity you missed the best [or worst] of it. However I really like the one you've made of the Arrowtown Golf Links.

I'm going to subscribe to your blog, so keep up the good work.

Cheers

Donald

July 22, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

Hi Robb

You write of words of truth. Yes, the price of freedom is constant vigilance - someone more astute than myself stated this once.

We must keep raising awareness with our writings, stories and images. Bringing emotion into the beauty that surrounds even our every day lives can help. Thank you for being an inspiration.

Cheers

Donald

July 22, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger mervfrench said...

Thanks Donald. Not quite as easy as wordpress to post a reply here but I'll keep watching your posts.

Cheers

Merv.

July 25, 2010 at 1:50 AM  

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