PhotoHunt catch-up


I’ve been quite remiss over the last couple of weeks with the weekly Photo Hunt, so I thought I’d do the last two themes plus the current one all in one hit! I’m doing a cheat’s job so I don’t forget to post on Saturday … especially as I’ll be away from home after Thursday … so “here’s something I prepared earlier …” (ie, I put this post together on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and published it using the timestamp editor … gotta love WordPress for that little gizmo – it works a treat! It’s like a real “set it, forget it” system!) Rightio, on to the photos …

This week’s theme (14 April) is Hobby … this is one of the photos I played around with when I was trying to make up a banner header for the Focus on Finishing blog – it encompasses a lot of the tools we use in my favourite hobby … needlework. I could have shown piccies of stitching, but I figure I do that every day anyway, so that’d be a tad boring 😉

The theme from last week (7 April) was Clean … here is a shot of a duck at Lake Emerald Park getting him/herself clean at the end of a hard day (OK, perhaps stretching it a bit, but I always think it looks like it’s cleaning itself, not just preening …). I could have scanned a photo of me and my Goddaughter when she was a toddler cleaning my car, but I can’t be bothered finding it and cranking up the scanner … and quite honestly I just like the duck …

The previous week’s theme (31 March) was Water … and my choices here are of Huka Falls at Taupo, New Zealand (there’s so much water going through there at any given time, it’s amazing!). Here’s an excerpt from the 100% New Zealand tourism website:

“The Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, moves gracefully north from Lake Taupo between banks 100 metres apart. Just before the Huka Falls it enters a shallow ravine of hard volcanic rock. The effect is nature’s large-scale equivalent of a fire hose feeding into a very fine nozzle. The previously placid waters roar and rumble at great speed along the ravine before bursting into space out over Huka Falls to crash into the turbulent pool 11 metres below. A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to get up close and witness the frightening display of more than 220,000 litres of water blasting by every second.”

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The 2nd photo is of a waterfall located on the bush walk at the Buried Village, Rotorua, New Zealand. I love the slideshow on the website’s header – brings back lots of memories of the few times we’ve visited there.

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6 thoughts on “PhotoHunt catch-up”

  1. I loved the Huka Falls when I was there! The colour of the water is unbelievably beautiful and I kept expecting a hobbit or two to jump out at me as I walked along the trails there (LOTR 1 had just come out a few months before).

  2. Nice photo of your ‘hobby’ – it would make a great banner photo too.
    That sure is a lot of water going through those falls, we could use a bit of that water here!
    SA hasn’t had any rain so far this April… suits me but the farmers are getting real worried.

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