raindrop on maple

It's that time of year when there are spurts of rain all day and most of the night. Here's my newest favorite raindrop photo from the japanese maple in the garden.



New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, Taranaki

Mt Taranaki/Mt Egmont campsite

Lighthouse at Castlepoint


my world

Waka practice at Hamilton

One of several commissioned carving in Wanganui that no longer exists

Giant Kiwi

Unknown company seal on building


lake mangamahoe

In 1931 the lake was created by forming a dam across the valley and submerging 79 acres for power generation.
To protect the steep hillside from eroding, planting was undertaken to protect the pine trees growing in what is now the Mangamahoe Forest.
Public entry to the forest was once restricted until 1990.