Sunday, July 11, 2010

Working, eating, sleeping, laughing, keeping warm and skiing, oh, and some more landscape photography

It seems a cliche, but "winter wonderland" really applies this year. It's stunning, interesting and cold!

Hoar frost crystals up the Cardrona Valley...

Clearing hoar frost - Cardrona Valley again...

Pre dawn skiing - Karl finishing off his night's work just before snow started falling. He's been reporting minus 17 degrees below where I made this photo...

A typical view of the persistent inversion sitting over the Cardrona Valley and Wanaka [just beyond patch of sunlight right background]...

My friend and neighbour, professional athlete Merryn out training...

At the Snow Farm I'm always surprised how quiet this mode of transport is compared to skidoos...

Hoar frost on willows in the Cardrona river bed...

Looking across the Cardrona Valley at the big "A", Mt Aspiring...

A few weeks back I posted photos of having coffee with Tiggie. Well he is just back from a roadie with Simone [thanks for photos]...


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Blogger Marg said...

the photo of the hoar frost leaves me without words or thoughts - it is so stunning.

July 12, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

Great photos as usual, Donald.

July 13, 2010 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Donald,
Those wintry moments are tremendous. The hoar frost and the Cardona valley. Just stunning. That just looks like the difference between cold we were talking about.
One more busy week or so, then I have 3 trips to the mountains lined up.

July 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

Love that hoar frost - to look at anyway! Keep up with the great photos, Donald!

July 20, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

Thanks Shirley. I've enjoying your travels - keep up the good work, and enjoy every moment.



July 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

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