12/30/14

Christmas road trip

On Christmas Day, we took a little road trip to Wanganui. First stop was Virginia Lake Park with a visit to their winter garden (note Snoopy and the Red Baron--makes me want to break into song!)



Then on to the lake to feed the ducks. The black bird with the funky feet is an Australian coot. And then to the bird houses.

Hubby found a great place along the Whanganui River for our picnic. The silver orb is artwork with the river plotted around it.

It's still weird to have Christmas in the summer, but I'm getting used to it!

**About the spelling--the town lost the 'h' somewhere along the way but the river never did. At the moment, there is a push to put it back into the town spelling, but it hasn't happened as of this writing.



18 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great to see all this colour!!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous collection of photos.. I love the pretty flowers and the bird mosaic is awesome.. I wish you and your family a happy & healthy New Year!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

All of the blooms are pretty but the swath of poinsettias is breathtaking! The silver orb has many reflections on it that would change with activity around it, magnificent piece of artwork.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday and best wishes for 2015.

Linda W. said...

The flower pics are beautiful!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Such beautiful collages. I've never experienced Christmas in the summer but, with temperatures of -6C this morning, I wouldn't mind giving it a go!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. I think this is the town my friends live in although you spelt is 2 ways so I am not sure. These flowers and bird collages are wonderful. How far away from this place do you live? Have a very Happy New Year.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!

... and I love 'the make-over'... Hugs for the New Year. YAM xx

Linley S said...

The winter garden is a lovely sight Betty. I can remember visiting there many years ago on a trip to NZ, beaut collages

John said...

Very pretty - I'm jealous - it's eleven degrees here this morning

waldlaeufer68 said...

That's what I call a magnificent colors so there is not even here in the summer Happy new year to you and your family Regards Frank



Amy Franks said...

LOVE the photos! my brother in law who is from new york says the same thing about christmas here, he's been here about 10 years and he's still trying to get his head around it :-)

pattisjarrett said...

You have some of the prettiest birds! And flowers, too.

Alexa T said...

A very prosperous 2015, positive and happy New Year with lots of good cheer and good health, warm wishes of well for you and your loves ones, family and friends! La multi ani! Happy new Year!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous range of floral colour. An attractive setting.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Ida said...

Fabulous photos. - I bet it would be different to have Christmas in the summer. - Happy New Year!

Phil Slade said...

Christmas with blue skies and warm sunshine - how wonderful.

Ela said...

Great collection of photos !
Happy New Year !