Photo Journal: Some Favorite Landscapes of the Past Year


It has not been the most productive year in terms of blog posts. So instead I will look back at the past year with some favorites, while I have started uploading more extensive collections to my flickr account. Other posts to come will cover flowers plants and trees, and one for objects and buildings.

A trip to Dunedin Peninsula

A trip to Dunedin with the family and stayed in a little batch on the Otago Peninsula. What an amazing environment. On the way there we had the inevitable visit to the Mouraki Boulders. Regardless of the boulders, the beach is a beautiful spot in itself, but the boulders do make it a very special place.

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The scenery around the Otago Peninsula can be described as plain spectacular only.

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One evening my oldest son and I stayed out to watch the spectacular skies that come with a northwester wind and a sunset. Like here in Christchurch it proves for very colorful skies.

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An afternoon to Little River

On  the way to Akaroa you pass Little River. On the way back home, the sun was starting to go down and heavy weather was coming in. I ended up in between the sunset and severe clouds around Lake Ellesmere. It resulted in very beautiful strange light scenery.

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Muntanui

Visiting our friends near the Nelson Lakes always great times and always spectacular scenery. My favorite old tree on the back paddock and the rainbow over one of the lakes absolutely breathtaking when you are there.

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In and around Christchurch

It is easy to forget how much amazing scenery there is in and around Christchurch so here some of my favorite spots.

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Is it not amazing that this is all within a half an hours to 45 minutes drive away from home.

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Akaroa and Birdlings Flat

No year seems to go by without at least one visit to Akaroa and on the way thereto or from Akaroa: Birdlings Flat.

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Wellington

Guy Fawkes day, here I am ready to shoot fireworks over the bay in Wellington. As it turns out the event was postponed to the next Saturday som more people could come. Still beautiful there at night though.

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FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES: what’s yours?


Developers of “Bible Promises” an application for the iPhone recently released a new version which allows users to “favorite” their most inspiring Bible verses. Upon analysis of information from thousands of users worldwide, the most popular verses were identified as being:

  • Isaiah 40:31,
  • Deuteronomy 31:6,
  • Psalms 103:2-3,
  • Galatians 6:9, and;
  • Philippians 4:6.

Source: Christian News Wire.com

ISAIAH 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

DEUTERONOMY 31:6
Be strong and of good courage, fear not nor be affraid of them, for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

PSALMS 103:2,3
Bless the LORD, O my Soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.

GALATIANS 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

PHILLIPPIANS 3:2
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving be your requests be known unto God.

Now here one of my favorites:

JOHN 16:15
All that I have is yours because you belong to Jesus.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOURS IS AND MAKE A GREAT COLLECTION