Monday, February 27, 2012

Start of Week 2 in New Zealand

Today's weather was b-e-a-utiful.  It was just too awesome outside to be inside.

So, I went for a walk...

I wanted to check out the neighborhoods in the hill across from where I live.  That meant I'd have to walk up those hills first.

But, it's worth it to walk up the hills around here.

And, it's not such a shabby deal to walk down a path or two...

...Hydrangeas are everywhere.  The colors change depending on the location.  I've seen them blue, light purple, and red.

I am not too cool to say it.  I am mesmerized by the sky here.  It's beautiful how it changes constantly. The blue is such a pure blue and the clouds make me think they've been filtered to take the ugly gray out and leave the pretty white and gray behind.

 The sun was still shining later in the day.  That meant another walk.

Even though summer is wrapping up around here the flowers don't know it, yet.

I thought I'd have some fun with the editing features on my computer.  I like this picture below because it made the flowers so pink and my eyes so blue (they're actually green with some blue speckles).

The last picture for today cracks me up.  I was trying to figure out why the camera hadn't been capturing pictures the way I wanted to - the colors just looked so dead compared to what they are in person.  Well, I finally got all the auto features reset.  And, what a difference.  The light in the picture is cool, in my humble opinion.  The funny thing is my windows are NOT that filthy!


  1. the flowers! what a beautiful country :) lucia

  2. hey! I just found your blog and have to say that I am completely green with envy that you get to live in New Zealand- I had such a great time when I visited last year! good luck with your phD!