7/14/09

Turuturu Park


Hubby is always on the lookout for places we can walk that are of interest to us all. This is Turuturu Park in Hawera that has seen better days. But it was quite interesting, even in the dead of winter.





This is an old Maori Pa (fortress) that was really huge. It not only sat on a hill, but they also dug several ditches at intervals up the hillside to deter enemies.


And, no trip is complete without a family portrait!

21 comments:

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That what makes New Zealand rich: it's natural and pristine habitat for the camera lens.

Great pictures of your bush you shared with us Betty.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betty: What a neat look at your new home in NZ. Cool shadow photo of the family.

Swarna said...

I would love to visit NZ! I like your family's portrait. I posted a similar one a while ago (pl see it here)

Ebie said...

I agree, even in the dead of winter, you have a great natural habitat. Love the family portrait.
Thanks for your comments on my post
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Elisabeth's bright side said...

Nice pictures and very interesting.
Have a great week!

ladyfi said...

Wow! It is still so green during winter! Love the rather neglected feel of the woods.

Indrani said...

Great views from your world. I liked the shadows in the last shot.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Nice variety.

thepurplejournal said...

Excellent shots, though my favorite would be the family portrait :)

Vicki ~ FL said...

Loved the family portrait:~)

Kamana said...

oh how i miss aotearoa! i spent six wonderful years there, and your pictures have brought back lovely memories.

thanks for visiting me - i know, like you said, my direction has changed and my focus has been on bringing up my kids. everything else is a side issue.

Arija said...

Love the family portrait! A nice wild place to explore and get to know the flora and fauna.

Karen said...

I remember that park !! :-)

Those old Maori Pa sites are fascinating places to visit. You can stand and imagine what life must have been like for them in those days...

Love the family shadow portrait !!!

Rita said...

Looks like a great place to explore while getting your exercise. The best combination. The exploring makes you forge that exercise is really hard work.

Nice tour of your world.

Ash said...

Gorgeous!

Barb said...

Hi Betty,
I LOVE seeing New Zealand through your lens. That last composition was really great.

Annie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I am a little slow at returning the visits this week. Have been enjoying your photos here.
I do like the photo of the fungus here. How interesting!

Oz Girl said...

Looks like a wonderful park for a hike - I love a good hike. Lovely family portrait. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

'turu' in our native language is 'trees' :)

It is a nice pathway with lots of foliage..

Brenda said...

Great pictures,looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Jo said...

Betty, what an awesome photo you have on Scenic Sunday. You have a wonderful hubby who looks for places of interest for all the family. And I LOVE the family portrait. Very clever.