Eskdale excursion

I am happy to report that the cold spell has passed and more typical winter Auckland weather is back–which means dark skies and chilly rain with blustery winds.  But there have been a couple of (at least) partial days of nice conditions, and the other day we took advantage of one such late afternoon for a stroll in the nearby Eskdale Reserve.  Eskdale Reserve 8995CRThe ground was still pretty wet, as was most of the foliage, and care had to be taken on the path, as there were patches of sticky mud, but the late sun was slanting through the bush and lighting things up quite nicely.  Eskdale Reserve 9005CRLuckily, most of the path was firm enough that The Elf was able to ride her push-bike for most of the sections that weren’t too steep or too gnarly with tree roots, and Squiddy was ready to help her to “fly” over those.  Eskdale Elf 8999It really felt good to get back out into the local greenery again.

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12 Responses to Eskdale excursion

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shots, Gary. I was particularly taken by the light and the shapes and sizes of the trees in the middle shot.

    • krikitarts says:

      I really love getting into the greenery here. There are still some places where one can find (relatively) untouched native bush, and they are a true wonder to behold. I have hopes of delving more deeply again during my next visit. There just hasn’t been time during this short stay, and I’ll fly back home again tomorrow. It’s still been great, though!

  2. seekraz says:

    I can almost smell the richness of the earth…all that damp and greenery.

  3. Lovely images. You would have had a rough weekend. Hope you guys up north survived it unscathed.

  4. Nice wooded scenery, Gary. I like the combination of light, greenery and overhanging limbs.

  5. Oh, that New Zealand bush with all those ferns. Brings back memories of five months ago.

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