Monday, July 26, 2010

Winter Love #3

Mt Ruapehu in the evening light.
Took up mid-winter break and headed up to Mt Ruapehu for a few days of skiing. Lucked out and had terrific weather, but skidded on an icy patch on my last day and now have a bruised thumb, which made photography tricky, so my plan to take some landscape shots on the drive back to Wellington went out the window.
So, for a change, you can have a pix of me!

Jux skiing @ Turoa

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wind power

It was a stunningly beautiful crisp and cold weekend. SunnyJim and I made plans to visit the wind turbine in Brooklyn now it’s in working order once again. Alas, we didn’t make it until near evening on Sunday, when dark ominous looking clouds started rolling in from the south. So no more pictures of the snow capped Kiakouras.

But I was suprised to be able to see the windfarm at Makara from Brooklyn.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Winter Love #2

A peek at the snow capped Kaikoura ranges of the South Island, from the living room window, on a clear winters morning.