6/9/14

weekend beauty

Even though it's officially winter, the sun was out this weekend so Hubby and I went for a drive. Despite the season, we did find some great color and beauty. 

These photos were taken at Lake Mangamahoe.


Pukekura Park in New Plymouth is where these were taken.  Most of the trees here in Taranaki are different kinds of pine (it grows extraordinarily fast here) so 'autumn' color is rather sparse.  I have no explanation for the trees and bushes blossoming at this time of year!


14 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful with us at OBW!!!!

Revrunner said...

Wow! Eye-popping orange!

edenhills said...

This weather is crazy. I heard you were unusually warm this winter. Beautiful pictures.

'Tsuki said...

A great way to summarize a nice day out... As reflections go, I like the first shot, with the very red flower, it has an interesting composition, with a lot of contrasted colors.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Bettyl, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with OBW....love the swans such graceful birds. Cheers Robyn

Alexa T said...

So interesting when you're saying that it is winter in your part of the world and the trees are blooming - once again!!! I saw the beautiful images that were taken at Lake Mangamahoe and, also, the picture of azaleas (from previous post) and I was so surprised about the colorful beauty... It must be so nice to experience a "cold season" like winter in actually summer days...

Viera said...

Really beautifull world...fantastic colours... Lovely photos

marsha said...

Love love love the black swans!

Ela said...

Beautiful collection of photos !

Lisa Gordon said...

I sure wish your winters looked like this!
Just beautiful.

Manuela said...

wow, wonderful photos what a great place!! The orange flowers are looking amazing!! Thanks for sharing this photos at "OBW"

Milagros C Rivera said...

Absolutely adorable! thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!

Ros Crawford said...

Love your photos! ... Thanks so much for sharing at Our Beautiful World

Barbara said...

Gorgeous pictures - I particularly like the very first one... what are those bright red flowers?