Sunday, October 28, 2012

wonderland...











Ahhhh hello Sweet-peas!!!!

From a relaxed and soothingly sleepy squirrel......
We have had such a fabulous time in Rotorua, yesterday we spent about 2 hours at the museum, the majestic building is the old bath house opened in 1908 and is filled with amazing displays of the history of the bath house, Maori exhibitions and our rich cultural heritage.
Two exhibitions were just such a treat to see, A la Mode; early 19th century fashion plates and the Wildlife Photographer of the year 2011. Some of the images in the wildlife exhibition were magnificent ,breathe taking and beautiful. 
Today we went to the "Redwoods" Whakarewarewa forest, New Zealands first exotic forest planted in 1899, it was the most glorious day and we spent ages strolling and photographing the towering Californian Redwoods and native bush.
Tonight we are staying in "Golden Springs" halfway between Rotorua and Taupo, the camping ground is set in angelic native bush with a thermal stream. The natural heated pool was just luxurious to sit in and listen to the running water and birds.
Yip you can feel the blissful peace of simple beauty wash over you.....


night night sleep tight.....



Love V&W







11 comments:

  1. I haven't been to Rotorua in many, many years but I always loved the old historic bathhouse. You day looks so much fun, I'm looking at the cold and rain outside my window right now and wondering if I'm seriously living in the wrong part of the country!

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  2. Rotorua is a fabulous place to visit. LOVE that forest. We have spent many happy says exploring in there! The kids love it. Looks like a lovely serene time you've had there..
    Happy travels! x

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  3. Sometimes we forget just how lucky we are to live in such a stunning country! How very,very lovely to be out in the bush!!! Ah,you're convincing me the Rotorua is worth a vist, and I hadn't really onsidered going there before!
    Lots of love from G and I!XXXXXX

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  4. What a treat to see you in your spring-like attire. Those woods look like some of the forests here in BC.

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  5. as someone born and raised in California, it's a trip to see redwood trees someplace else. But then California is full of gum trees! Your country is beautiful and thank you for showing us.

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  6. It looks like paradise! Hoorah for some lovely weather for our journeying Squirrels. x

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  7. Looks like you had such a beautiful day!

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  8. You look so beautiful! I love those photos! Such a beautiful places! Kisses x x x x x x

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  9. I SO want to jump in that hot pool with you. That would be heavenly! Your photos are simply stunning. Xx

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  10. What a beautiful paradise, I so needed this today! I love that you are out in nature I need me some sweet Mother Earth time. You look gorgeous as always especially soaking in that spring!

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