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Two continents and one island this week.

A scene from Day  2 of our

Rocky Mountaineer Train trip

to Vancouver, June 2018.

Whistler ski slopes, Canada, June 2018

 

 

Across the Pacific Ocean

and much closer to home is

New Zealannd’s…

Mount Ruapehu,

which is an active volcano

in Tongariro National Park.

New Zealand’s North Island’s major ski resorts

and only glaciers are too be found on Mt Ruapehu.

Across the Indian Ocean is the Mt Sheba Resort.

And a not too long drive from Mt Sheba

is an area known as God’s Window. 

Stunning views

 

From

Sausage Tree Safari Camp…

…we were able to admire the Drakensberg Mountains

and enjoy a drink  or meal while doing so.

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A catch up post.

Falling water in Banff’s…

 

…Cascade Gardens.

The ‘fall’ may not be any higher than the

Cascade Garden falls, however,

Huka Falls a few minutes out of Taupo,

New Zealand wins, hands down,

for power and quantity.

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Witsend-Weekly-PC – Falling-Water

 

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Taupo Gardens…12

The second and last post from

Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

which overlook Lake Taupo.

These gardens are physically larger

and have a one or two kilometre

paved road on which to drive .

 

 

Completing this drive around

Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

with one of many rhododendrons sighted.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Taupo Gardens…11

After walking the downtown gardens

we made our way up to the larger

Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

which overlook Lake Taupo.

These gardens are physically larger

and have a one or two kilometre

paved road on which to drive .

 

 

We sighted many examples of flowers and rhododendrons

but took only a few photos due to time constraints.

If ever in Taupo, and have an interest in gardens,

the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

are well worth a visit.

Last week I said this week would be my last Taupo post.

I found enough photos for two more weeks.

So next week another post from

the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens,

then on to a new town or venue.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Taupo Gardens…10My last post from these gardens in Taupo.

Both shots taken from the footpath.

 

 

Across the road next to our rental was

not one, but two of these cuddly pooches

alighting from a fairly small car,

along with their two human companions.

One more week in Taupo Gardens.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Taupo Gardens…9I know I have posted rhododendrons previously

however they are not all from

the same bush/tree/plant.

These shots were taken as we completed

our walk around this downtown garden.

 

 

Some of the bushes were hanging

over the footpath like this one.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Taupo Gardens…8It almost seemed like it was raining blossom…

in some part of this relatively small garden.

 

 

A close up of the pink camellia.

I did not notice the photo bomber

until I cropped to accentuate the dew,

which is not clearly visible on WP.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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