My apologies for not visiting many blogs over the last week or so. Unfortunately I've been battling some type of bug :-( I seem to be on the mend, so I'll be catching up over the next couple of days..
Haven't had the opportunity to get out and take many photos, however my daughter, Christina, in New Zealand sent me some that she took recently, so I'm using some of those...
And no, sadly, the photos of NZ do not mean I'm back home ..... I'm still here in the US..
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
These were taken a couple of days ago at Taylor's Mistake, just out of Christchurch, or so I believe.
Taylor's Mistake was named after the Captain Taylor of the US ship Vulga, who thought the entrance to the bay was the entrance to Lyttleton Harbour :-)
Even on a wintry NZ day, it still makes for a beautiful view out to sea, from the cliffs above.
I sometimes wonder if views like this, was what Thomas Bracken was thinking about when he wrote the lines 'May our mountains ever be ... Freedom's ramparts to the sea' as part of NZ's National Anthem, 'God Defend New Zealand'.
My grandson, Xavier, having fun in a tide pool on the beach..
Another grandson, Logan, practicing his art work. :-)
I leave you with 'God Defend New Zealand.' The water scenes in this video, have me wishing that I and my camera, were back there, walking those shores. ... so beautiful. :-) The anthem is sung first in Maori and then in English.
Have a great week, all :-)