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landscape -weekly photo challenge

Some of my favourite landscapes ….
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Heading into the mountains one icy cold morning …south island NZ.


The lake at Glenorchy South Island  NZ


Looking south along the coast in the Catlins NZ


Looking north across Lake Te anau NZ


Slowly making our way up the river to Camp Leakey Kalimantan Indonesia.



South coast south oz looking south west…    Just a few of my favourite landscapes

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Wattles and Honey Eaters

My first blog for 2016 and I want to say to all who follow me how much I appreciate and enjoy your comments…Thank you!

May we all have a great year where ever and whatever we’re doing : ))

Below are a couple  of the birds which regularly visit my birdbath….these pictures were taken through my bedroom window….

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new holland honey eaters…

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a wattlebird snacking…

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wattle bird in the tree above the birdbath

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it’s beady eye on dinner

Tiger Leaping Gorge – Amazing

05 Oct 2015_1978It was early morning as we drove through the streets of Lijiang heading roughly north west up into the mountains. We travelled along  a triple lane highway , long tunnels, smooth roads through a landscape that in parts was dotted with farms being intensively cultivated, past hills covered in pine forests in various stages of growth, there were small villages, the odd clump of highrise buildings mostly unfinished. We travelled  125 kms reaching Qiaotou in less than two hours. By the time we arrived it was steadily raining mmmm. Not a good start. We purchased our tickets, unearthed our rain gear from  our packs donned both and headed up the road out of town. Even having read masses of info about this place i was unprepared for the reality of it.

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it was an uphill slog getting to our first sign  post…

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view from the naxi family guesthouse…

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the sun still shining on the tops of the mountains….

Views of the yangtze river….the colours of the wild flowers were intense….this pony followed us up up and up around the 28 bends.

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our horseman and his pony who patiently followed us up through the 28 bends

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And steep it was!!

Awesome landscapes wherever you looked!

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more wild flowers….. more views and we are now about halfway through. To be continued : ))

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