Thursday, February 11, 2016

SkyWatch - watching the day fade


After a long day's drive across New Zealand's
South Island,
we found this splendid hotel in Wanaka
with views across the lake and the snow-capped mountains


with the statutory G&T in hand
we watched the last rays of the sun 
catching the mountain tops


darn it, it's hard to take photos with my phone
while hanging on to my gin with the other hand
and leaning over the balcony 
 trying to photograph around the corner


happily I stayed safe after all and
was able to enjoy the pink clouds
reflecte in the lake
and my G&T


Linking with SkyWatch

39 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place to stay! Hope you're doing well.

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    1. Thanks, doing better than in a very long time.

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  2. Good dexterity, Arija. I'm glad you still have priorities straight!

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    1. One must keep one's spirits up(right) after all.

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  3. Those snowy mountain peaks are so scenic.

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    1. Also a relief after the extensive heat waves we have endured.

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  4. Terrific captures of glorious scenery, Arija!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

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  5. I just left a comment, but it disappeared???? Glorious scenery and superb captures!! Such a beautiful place!! Have a great weekend, Arija!!

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  6. Who says photobloggers are not athletic, you proved it. Great photos.

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  7. New Zealand's scenery is jaw dropping. Wonderful post Arija.

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  8. These are fabulous shots.The mountain tops all aglow with the setting sun look stunning.

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    1. Thanks Ruth. I love your current succession of beautiful flowers.

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  9. And I'll bet you didn't spill a drop. Gorgeous!

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    1. Not if you don't count what went down my throat!

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  10. Drat, Google just swallowed two comments that did not come through my email and had therefor, no name on them. Not at all happy.

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  11. Great scenery, Arija !
    I like New Zealand's snowy mountains behind the lake :)

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    1. Not as high as the European Alps but rather splendid none the less with son in mid summer.

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  12. Hello, what a lovely view. The sky is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing the beauty! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful skies.... and it sounds like you found the perfect evening combination to celebrate (although the camera would undoubtedly have been a little more than I could handle along with that statutory G&T..since I have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time. (I sure do like those laws ;>)!

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    1. Sallie dear, we are very law abiding around here in that respect. Didn't realise you had co-ordination challenges. Ever though of taking Lecithin? After about three months you really notice the difference in brain function, who knows?

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  14. Wonderful view and a great place to relax!

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  15. Hi! Long time no see. Your mountains and the lake photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful vista Arija - and that blush of pink was worth the wait

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  17. That's an astonishingly beautiful place. New Zealand is high on my list of places to visit, but I doubt I'll ever get there.

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  18. so glad you did not loose your drink, or your camera taking these breathtaking images.

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  19. What a gorgeous view! And even better to enjoy it with a G&T!!

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  20. I really want to spend some more time in NZ - what a great looking place.

    My pictures of Sydney Harbour were taken near when the huge cruise ships normally dock - managed to find to flat ground.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  21. Breath taking beauty in each image share Arija. I had to giggle at the thought of you with phone in one hand taking photos and your gin drink in the other. I would say if that was the case, you mastered all beautifully...hugs~

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  22. Impressive . . . wonderful light !

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  23. What a fantastic place on the planet.
    Beautiful images.

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