Sunday, June 27, 2010

Week Twenty-six: Let it snow

We have had snow, as you can see. I dashed out while it was still falling to take pictures of Arrowtown until my hands got too cold to hold the camera.

Some of the kids had been bringing their toboggans down to the skate park.

While the old rusty ploughing equipment looks even more neglected.

Him Outdoors had to go over to Wanaka the next day and he took these photos from the Crown Terrace in the early morning.

Two days later I took these pictures from the same spot.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Week Twenty-five: Watching football

As the FIFA World Cup is on (in case you are living under a rock and hadn't noticed) I have not been out and about so much with my camera. This week, I have mostly been sitting in by the fire watching hours of the beautiful game. As you can see, Chester is equally thrilled.

This must have been during the England/Algeria game - he can't bear to watch. As Him Outdoors says, 'It's not like watching Brazil'.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Week Twenty-four: The reward

The cold clear nights that produce all that frost and ice also bring gloriously clear days where the snow on the mountains stands out against the clear blue sky and the still calm lakes. Here's Kelvin Heights...

Lake Hayes...

And Speargrass Flat.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Week Twenty-three: Frost and ice

Well, it is winter and the frosts are hard in our back garden.

Down by the river, none of these runs look particularly appealing in the frost and ice.

Are you feeling cold yet? My hands certainly were by the time I had finished taking these phots, so I was pleased to return to my warm house. Double-glazing is my new best friend. I pity the poor folk who lived here...