Monday, July 19, 2010

Aotearoa / New Zealand

I turned another year older on Sunday, so DH and I planned a trip away.

We drove north and stayed at the historic Chateau Tongariro for three nights. The weather was glorious for mid-Winter and made for some great photos. On the day it rained we still managed to find some interesting stuff to do... including finding this frozen waterfall (second photo down on the right).



I hope you enjoyed these non-stitchy photos :-)

20 comments:

Carol said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Rowyn! Your New Zealand photos are fabulous--what a beautiful country you live in...

mainely stitching said...

Ooooh - gorgeous! You better watch it, or New Zealand will join my "must see before I die" list!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday! My birthday is today! :D I love the pics of your trip. In fact, any pics of New Zealand are welcome. I'd love to visit someday, but I doubt if it will ever happen. Beautiful country!!

Vonna said...

Happiest of birthdays!!!
Thank you for sharing the beauty of New Zealand with us!!

The Scarlett House said...

Stunning...I always love your photos. Happy belated birthday!

valerie said...

Happy birthday Rowyn! Amazing photos...I hope you had a good time on your getaway!

Lee said...

Wonderful photos.
What a great place to spend a birthday at

Singular Stitches said...

What breathtaking photographs! I can almost picture the hobbits in some of them! :o)

Christine said...

Happy birthday! Your photos are gorgeous!

Farm Girl said...

Belated birthday wishes Rowyn, looks like you had a lovely trip. Your photos are stunning! Aren't we blessed to live in such a beautiful country?!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Happy belated birthday, Rowyn! Looks like you had a wonderful celebration. The photos are lovely! My favorite is the one on the bottom left. Beautiful!

Tammy said...

Oh my yes, I did enjoy! What great pics!! And a belated Happy Birthday!

Meadows08 said...

What beautiful photos. I know you have winter right now but being from Canada for some reason I never thought of New Zealand having snowy mountains and frozen waterfalls! Thanks for enlightening me!

Blu said...

Stunning pics!
Happy belated birthday~

Kathy A. said...

Sending birthday hugs!
Oh those look like such cool photos. I so want to go there some day.

Pumpkin said...

AMAZING pictures Rowyn!!!! Looks like a really beautiful spot :o)

Happy (belated) Birthday!!!!

StitchCat said...

Great photos Rowyn. Happy birthday!!

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday to you, Rowyn. And I must say that you spent your birthday trip at a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing these great picutres.

Suzanne said...

A belated Happy Birthday!

I love the photos, such stunning scenery.

Andie said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful! I loved the photos, made me a bit homesick for the NI now I live down south :D