Earth and the Wonders I’ve Seen

For my interpretation of this week’s photo challenge, I’ll take a look at all the places I’ve visited here on Earth.

I haven’t travelled as much as I want to, but I have seen quite a few incredible things.

In my home country of New Zealand, I hiked the Tongariro Crossing and saw the Emerald Lakes.

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I went to Sydney, and I was able to see the Blue Mountains, an impressive rock formation.

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Surprises

Surprises

Surprise. I thought for a while over what photo I could use for this. I also tried to think of what interpretation I could do. Should I find a photo that I was surprised that came out well? Or a photo where I surprised someone?

Recently, we visited Fiji. In fact, if you’re a regular on my  blog, you might recognise this photo. But it was of a sunset during our stay in Taveuni, Fiji. Rory and I were inside hanging out, then we came out for dinner, and were greeted by this sight.

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Or, I could show a photo of how surprised we were that the sea could really be that clear. That snorkelling, was a surprisingly fun experience.

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Or maybe, I should share this photo my friends took of me looking shocked and slightly crazy, cause they plotted with my now husband to throw me an impromptu hens night a few weeks ago.

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If that doesn’t convey surprise, then I don’t know what does.

Anyway, that’s my entry for this week’s Photo Challenge. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Angela.

My Security (WPC)

My Security (WPC)

This week’s photo challenge is about Security. I wasn’t sure what to do about that at first, but then I came up with my interpretation. What makes me feel safe. That’s easy.

My family.

I’ve been lucky enough to have such a wonderful and supportive family. I won’t talk about them too much, as I’ve already made a long post talking about their awesomeness in Family and Life.

My family also has a newest addition who everyone has welcomed with open arms from when they first met him 5 and a half years ago. My husband, Rory.

We’ve pretty much spent (almost) everyday together since we met back at the tail end of  2011. He has given me a sense of security and home. I moved out of home to be with him back in 2014, and now we’re married and thinking of buying our own home together in the next couple of years.

That’s my photo interpretation of security.

Angela.

Dense (WPC)

Dense (WPC)

This week, I looked back through my photos and thought of how to interpret Dense. I landed on a few photos. They’re all nature related. I’ll show each one and explain how I think it fits the theme.

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This first one is of a tree. I think it was in Pollard Park again. I don’t know what kind of tree it is, if someone knows, then let me know 🙂

All I know is that I was very impressed by the magnitude and density of this tree. It was huge, and incredibly thick.

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This one was from Tongariro Crossing. We did this last month in February, and it was incredible. The beginning part surrounded you with wetlands, filled with dense grass and rocks. The whole walk itself is definitely a must do in New Zealand. It takes you through an amazing range of terrain.

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Another nature one! This time from my time doing the Salkantay Trek. The last part of the second day took us through an amazing forest. In fact, it was the top part of the Amazon Rainforest, which I have also been lucky enough to visit.  You can also see how dense the fog is at the top of the picture.

So there you go, that’s my multiple entries into the weekly photo challenge. Normally, I try to narrow it down to one. But the topic is so interpretive, that I wanted to show all my ideas! I hope you had fun looking at the photos, I’m going to go have a look at what others have done too!

Angela.

It is Easy Being Green! (WPC)

It is Easy Being Green! (WPC)

Hey, so I’m enjoying these weekly photo challenges. So here’s a bonus post in between my Peru adventures recap.

I was spoilt for choice this week, as I live in a city and country that has greenery everywhere. New Zealand is one of the lucky countries where green is easy to come by.

Sidenote: If you’re interested in seeing more about New Zealand, have a look through some old posts where I’ve got lots more pictures about them. Tongariro CrossingTop 5 of Wellington CityWalking around WellingtonWhat else to do in WellingtonFamily and Life.

Back to my entry. This picture is from Pollard Park , Blenheim. Somewhere I frequently visited when visiting my grandparents for Christmas.

The park is beautiful, full of greenery, creeks and ponds, gardens…I’ve always loved it. A few years back, we saw this new addition, supporting the 5 + a Day Campaign. Basically encouraging New Zealanders to stay healthy by eating more than 5 fruits or veges everyday.

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I thought this picture was a perfect fit for the challenge, as it can take the meaning of green from the literal colour, nature, and being healthy!

There you have it, It IS Easy Being Green!

Angela.

Atop (Weekly Photo Challenge)

Atop (Weekly Photo Challenge)

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Bonus post!

I’ve decided to give the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge a go. This week’s topic was Atop. I have taken a lot of photographs from up high during my travels. This one is a favourite of mine. It’s taken at Makara Beach, and I find it beautiful. You can see the windmill farm in the distance, but otherwise it looks pretty untouched by people and day to day life. The weather was also perfect this day (which is saying something for Wellington), and you can see the sea stretching out. Rory and I enjoyed our random mini hike that day, it was nice to get away from town and spend time on our own. I remember just feeling happy, enjoying the view, and each other’s company.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Angela.