7/5/20

going to see snow

 We went for an overnight trip to the other side of the North Island this weekend. 

Since it's finally been cold at home--after all, it IS winter--I was excited to expect to see snow on the way. For someone who grew up in Chicago, it was really weird to be excited about snow. I only see it in Taranaki a few times a decade.

As we climbed, I spied snow-covered mountains ahead and Hubby pulled into a rest area so I could take photos. 



We were amused to see this truck in the snow-covered mountains!

 But the clouds just wouldn't clear.



And then...we drove around a curve and the clouds were gone.



Voile! Mt Ruapehu dressed in her finest snow cover!




21 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful snow covered mountain especially in the last photo. We have yet to venture out for overnight trip even though we have been talking about it. Happy Sunday.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing pics

At Home In New Zealand said...

Ruapehu is a beautiful lady when she deigns to lift her cloudy skirts :)

Gardenrelish said...

Pretty photos of your adventure. The snow looks refreshing. We are in the 90's here in the southern US with quite a bit of humidity. Mt. Ruapehu is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend.

Tom said...

...at the moment seeing snow from afar is a treat.

Yvonne said...

Living in Nevada, then Colorado; everyday in winter I was greeted by snow covered mountains in the distance when I stepped out the front door. I miss that. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

bill burke said...

Mountain beauty indeed! Great photos.

Mikael Bergman said...

beautiful white covered mountains of snow

kiwikid said...

What a great drive you had, so good to get a snow covered mountain shot.

kiwimeskreations said...

Many is the road trip i have taken down that road in winter, and sometimes you see her, and sometimes you don't - I have photos of both! That must have been a wonderful trip, especially once the clouds cleared Betty.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

nic said...

Stunning. ♥nic

diane b said...

The truck shot is funny. The snow covered mountains are beautiful especially when the clouds lifted. NZ sure is a beautiful country.

Nanchi said...

Beautiful shots. Snow capped mountains are so stunning!

Karen said...

Superb scenery and photos!

Rose said...

It was so hot here today...these look so inviting.

Jill said...

Gorgeous! And I love the truck shot

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Winter! That Mountain is stunning (and I’ve seen lots of snow-covered mountains to compare it to)...just so beautiful. I would be happy however living where you do...where it seldom snows, but where you can drive to it when you want to see a mountain! (Actually I did live in a place like that ...right here in Eugene Oregon). Still do, but I’m not usually here in the winter these days.

Natasha said...

Breathtaking! Blown away. Looks like one heclluva trip. So glad you caught sight of the mountain. :))

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful photos..Michelle

Karin Lissi said...

Beeindruckende Fotos, die mir viel Freude bereitet haben
beim Betrachten, herzliche Grüße zu dir, Karin Lissi

Heidi R. said...

Yes, I actually see snow and very low clouds. I like the little detour into the snow the most but the 'Mt. Ruapehu ', thank you for this view of the sky!