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Textures from all over…

House brick. 


Eucalyptus tree bark.

 

 

A Terrapin in South Africa.

 

Texture on a statue in

the Hamilton Gardens…

…Hamilton,

New Zealand.

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Some tranquil scenes.

A coast guard boat in tranquil water at Queenscliff, Victoria.

A foggy morning near Geelong

 

Tranquility in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand

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During our flying visit to New Zealand for

our son’s engagement party in February…

we only visited Auckland.

 

Prior to his October wedding in Auckland we decided

to make the visit worthwhile and more relaxing.

One of our planned destinations was Rotorua

where we heard about and visited

the Whakarewarewa Maori Village.

 

 

While it is a living Maori Village

its geothermal properties are also quite active.

The yellowish bag just right of centre is

a bag of corn cobs cooking in a geothermal pool.

 

The Hobbit Movie Set near Matamata was also

on our destination list and well worth the visit.

 Not far from Matamata and not on our list

of ‘must visits’ was the Hamilton Gardens.

If you have any interest in gardening at all it is well worth a visit.

In October 2014 as part of the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards,

Hamilton Gardens was awarded the prestigious title of

International Garden of the Year.

We only had time to visit the enclosed gardens.

Auckland and a wedding was calling.

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Our new Daughter-in-Law asked had we visited Orakei Korako.

It was on the next day’s agenda.

I left with a flat battery and this was my last photo. 

After 333 steps up and 333 steps down, along a 1.8 kilometre walk,

carrying a camera with a flat battery,

I would happily have been the reflection.

 A beautiful reflection in the centre of Hamilton Gardens..

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Statues in Hamilton Gardens…

appear to be of a smooth texture,  until…

one takes a closer look.

There are times when I think I am the only person in the world

who would not know where this sign post was a week or two ago. 

I you are the other person, it can be found

on the Hobbit Movie Set near Matamata

on New Zealand’s North Island. 

Texture noted??

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Texture