Snow on the hills

No wonder the weekend was icy cold. This morning coming back from the shops I saw …

Snow on the hills

Yesterday the weather report said: Snow up to 400 metres.

This morning it was rainy and icy cold. Just before 11am, the rain stopped a bit and the clouds lifted.

The snow covered hills where I live.


Snow on the hill tops.

I have been looking after a friend’s dogs for 10 days now.

Her husband had a stroke and is still in the stroke ward.

Today my friend got the good news and her husband was moved to rehab ward.

She may now take the dogs with her and visit her husband.

I took the following photos in town from my friend’s front pavement.

We had a good dust of snow last night and during the day too.

This was just after 3 pm when the sun shone on the hills.


Sorry for all the power lines!

Five Photos, five stories : day 2 New Zealand First adventures.

Rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

I would like to invite you or anyone to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.


Totara Park stay

The first 9 months I had the opportunity to live with my son and partner. During the winter months it was really cold because I was used to 10- 15 C in winter and here it was -0 and less up to maybe 10 C. I also saw real snow on the hills here for the first time.  When I sat on my bed I could see this snowy sight.


This photo is of the hills with snow and from my bedroom window 2009.

We do not get much snow in winter.  The tops of the Rimutaka Hills, which are higher than the surrounding hills, are usually covered with snow during winter.


In the back ground is the same hills I could see from my bedroom. This was taken from the back garden.

200 Posts

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Photography 101: Landscape

Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can capture a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town, or industrial area.


cold and windy!

The full landscape
The full landscape


Welcome note!

I am starting this blog because my first blog

has not much space left.

I hope to concentrate more on my photography.

My life in New Zealand is an every day adventure and I want to share it in photos.

My two older blogs :

You are very welcome to visit me there too.

The last two weeks the weather here was very upset.

I think the extra full moon had or still has a big influence on the weather

Snow on the hills near where I live.


 In between my nature photos I’ll throw in some photos of my best

friend and mate.IMG_7504