Break out the champagne! 🍾
I’m celebrating 6 years of living in New Zealand this week and feeling so incredibly thankful- and not just because it’s Thanksgiving time.
I’m so deeply grateful for life unraveling as it did, all the little choices and mishaps that led us to where we are.
I still can’t believe we came to call this place our home, all the the adventures we’ve had, and the wonderful friendships we’ve made.
Trust the timing of your life friends, if something you really want isn’t quite working out, it might just be because something so much bigger than you could imagine is just around the corner.
We went for a walk specifically to find this tree. Why? ⠀
This is a little section of a giant 1000 year old Kauri tree. They’re quite spectacular and a definitely one to tick off on any NZ trip. ⠀
3 of us put our arms around it and could only just touch hands. ⠀
So, yes, I “went travelling” and now I’m hugging trees and all sorts. Excuse the bizarre outfit choice, I gave up on fashuun about 2 months in & decided to just be comfy in the crazy NZ weather instead.
Brutal potencial el del Lago Tekapo. El día no acompañó pero pude sacar algunos disparos bastante interesantes. Aquí uno de ellos intentando mostrar el precioso contraste entre los tonos morados de las flores y el azul invernal del lago.
Good old Welly providing the goods at sunset last night.
@viktoriawanders, Lia and I decided to head down to the local beach to shoot some family photos (see my story).
We were treated to some beautiful golden light and got some lovely shots.
When we were packing up to leave we noticed a storm rolling in from the north. We ran back to the car and made a dash for another bay with a better view of the clouds. We arrived at Island Bay with minutes to spare as this dramatic scene unfolded.
I managed to fire off 2 shots before the rain came. .
الظروف تكشف لنا معادن الناس
ففي الموقف يظهر الاصدقاء
وفي الشدائد تظهر الرجولة
وفي الاحزان يظهر المنسيون
وفي الافراح يظهر الزائفون
وفي الغضب تظهر التربيه
فبعض الناس خاب الظن فيهم وبعظهم اجمل بكثير مما كنا نظن