Sunday, December 29, 2013

Out and about, a walk around Taitua Arboretum

On Monday 23rd, the day after our "Christmas" dinner with Michael & Natasha we decided to make the most of the nice weather and try to walk off some of all that food we shoved down our gobs!
Taitua Arboretum is less than 15mins from our place and I like to go there at least once in every season as thing change so much as the year passes. It really is a lovely place.

There are so many roosters and hens with chicks everywhere here, so many I think they are getting a bit out of control. They are only there because some irresponsible people won't take the responsibility of culling and instead dump them. It's not just here either you often see them in the reserves too.

Not a lot I can do it about that of course and so I just enjoy the walk around.

Californian redwoods
 and their bark

I am so happy with this shot that I'm going to get it put onto a canvas

The lesser spotted Joe..

Chubby chopicus ;-D

I like this one too...

No idea what this is...

There are a few more photos here if you would like to see them

We have so many places on our doorstep that we really should make more of an effort to get and see them far more often than we do. Perhaps 2014 will be the year of seeing more of what New Zealand has to offer. What's on your doorstep and you never go and see?

Hope you're all having a great weekend
Thank you all for your comments ♥


  1. my mother!! hahahahahaha!!!

  2. I enjoyed seeing how you spent Christmas, that must be the nosy parker in me! I've never had a "hot" Christmas, but can imagine that putting up Christmas decs feels a bit strange when it is so hot outside. I had a virus for the duration of December and have not had any energy, so Christmas has been spent on the sofa for the most part.
    As for my part of the world and what I don't visit very often even though it is on my doorstep, that has to be The Lake District. In the summer certain places are avoided mostly due to the deluge of tourists. Today however we are going to the lakes and stopping off at our fave hotel for dinner on the way home...wishing you a crafty super duper 2014 x

  3. That last image looks like a portal. Good thing the place is so close and you will have a second chance to enter it.

    Let us know how that goes!

  4. What a lovely place to visit! It looks very soothing and peaceful.


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