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Showing posts with label Lake Wakatipu. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown - "For Where Your Treasure is, There your Heart will be Also"


Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths an vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

Sunday, February 28, 2021

A New Day will come


"May I honor --and trust--the processes of grief and of healing, knowing that  in time, a new day will come."

~Martha W. Hickman

Monday, February 13, 2017

Early Morning Light


Day's sweetest moments are at dawn;
Refreshed by his long sleep, the Light
Kisses the languid lips of Night,
Ere she can rise and hasten on.
All glowing from his dreamless rest
He holds her closely to his breast,
Warm lip to lip and limb to limb,
Until she dies for love of him.                         

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Road to Paradise

Glow of the evening sky at Lake Wakatipu on the road from Paradise outside of Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hear the Waters of Lake Wakatipu

This is Lake Wakatipu outside of Queenstown New Zealand.  The poem by William Butler Yeats describes the feelings one experiences at this beautiful lake.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in bee-loud glad.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

By William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Monday, May 30, 2016

TSS Earnslaw Cruise Lake Wakatipu


The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian steam-powered boat where I took a 90 minute round trip cruise to the Walter Peak Farm.  It was a slow and pleasant experience of what steam boat transportation was like.  It is the only remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lake Wakatipu at Glenorchy

I love trees in all sizes and shapes and the lake trees are the most interesting in how the sunlight, water and climate can affect their growth. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Road to Glenorchy Gallery

Glenorchy was one of my favorite places to explore.  Beautiful valleys and a quiet small village with no traffic or crowds. 

Morning at Lake Wakatipu



On the road to Glenorchy, Lake Wakatipu is the jewel of the region.  A Gorgeous glistening lake and misty peaks.  Queenstown is a tourist town very much like St. Augustine is in Florida and Glenorchy is low-key and lies at the head of Lake Wakatipu.  It is a 40 mile drive northwest from Queenstown.