Photo Journal: Wild Flowers Stunning Views

As summer is progressing so is nature. The beauty of creation never stops to amaze me. Below some of the beautiful flowers and views when redoing the Taylors Mistake walk with my oldest son some days ago. What a beautiful time of the year and again the views blew me away.

What a majestic start of our walk looking out over the Banks Peninsula coastline and how amazing all available right on the outskirts of Christchurch.

And at the same time it is hard not to notice the details right under your nose such as the bees having a feeding frenzy in these blue flowers.

We found our nice little spot to have lunch again. This time with weather being much clearer than last time we were both blown away by what we were looking at while having lunch.

It most certainly was one of those amazing days where we were pleasantly surprised by all that was around us.

And all of a sudden around the corner the destination is in sight: Taylors Mistake and we plan to have a drink and another bite there.


More amazing nature after a little rest on the beach at Taylors Mistake.

And upon returning to the parking lot we look back one more time after a great walk together.

Photo Journal: Tom & John at Taylor’s Mistake, journal of a proud father

Some time ago we felt like some time on the beach and for a change went to Taylor’s Mistake, sort of around the corner of Sumner Beach in Christchurch. Taylor’s Mistake is a little bay and a surfer hangout. It also offers the option of a nice walk on the cliffs. Tom and I, both armed with a camera went out for a walk and had a blast of a time walking and shooting pictures while the rest was enjoying the beach below.

Tom, adamant that he will become an artists when he’s grown up, loves to draw an shoot pictures. I remember well how my high school arts and arts history classes opened me up for a better understanding of things like angles, lines and composition. And even though I am not a photographer, using these notions have helped me in making better pictures or make not so great pictures look better. (Or, better yet, I like to think that.) so that is what I do when I am out with Tom an the camera, an I am amazed how well he is developing an eye or a good picture.And then again I might just be a proud father. But considering his age (not even six) I was pretty amazed to find the following pictures on his camera:

As you can imagine hopefully, I am proud of my five year old, not only for the walk over the steep cliffs but also because of his incredible pictures.

As the day went on the sun got lower quickly leaving some amazing colors on the water.

All in all it turned into an another amazing family day on one of the many little chunks of paradise around Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.


Photo Journal: Sea and Psalm 93

These pictures were taken at Taylor’s Mistake some weeks ago: a beautiful little beach near Christchurch and a place where surfers go because of the good waves. It seems like these pictures which I took there they fitted well with Psalm 93.


Psalm 93

1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the LORD is robed in majesty
and is armed with strength.
The world is firmly established;
it cannot be moved.

2 Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.

3 The seas have lifted up, O LORD,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the LORD on high is mighty.

5 Your statutes stand firm;
holiness adorns your house
for endless days, O LORD.