Skywatch Friday: Snow on Rimutakas

Today was a clear day and I could take some photos of

the snow-covered peaks of the Rimutakas near where I live.

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The Rimutaka Range (often called the Rimutakas) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand that form a ridge running parallel with the east coast between East Cape and Wellington. The ridge is at its most pronounced in the southern part, where it consists of the RuahineTararua, and Rimutaka Ranges.

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C words Can Can




Can-can (sometimes non-hyphenated as in the original French: cancan French pronunciation: ​[kɑ̃kɑ̃]) is a high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance, traditionally performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings. The main features of the dance are the lifting and manipulation of the skirts, withhigh kicking and suggestive, provocative body movements. The Infernal Galop from Jacques Offenbach‘s Orpheus in the Underworld is the tune most associated with the can-can.[1]

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Still snow on the hills: Wordless Wednesday

I had a drive to the shops this morning and what a big surprise!

The sun was out but the hills were still covered in yesterdays snow.

Enjoy it with me although it is freezing cold outside.

Wordless Wednesday – Week Of May 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

2013 first snow!

Well, here we are,

suddenly in a full blast of snow.

I visited my friend at the foot of the Rimutaka Hills

Guess what?

There was some snow along the road side and

some snow on the roof and lawn of my friend’s place.


On the lawn and if you look at the trees on right hand side you can see a bit of snow

on the branches.


Snow on the roof of the garage



Photos on the Mangaroa Road on the way to White- mans Valley

Let’s do a dog snow hop!

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Have a look at what Kirby did with his first snow visit

My photos are of Trompie in the snow

last year end of August.


Wew, I wonder what this could be!?

Let me have another look at the other side!


Mmmm, very strange!



I don’t know what to think of this white stuff.

Is it wet or cold




Just look at these human beings!

Throwing each other with balls of this stuff

( We all enjoyed the snow last year)

We do not have white Christmas here.

Today was extra hot with the cyclone nearing us from the north,

31 C


Cee’s fun photo challenge: WATER

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Your photographs can be straight out of the camera or edited in Photoshop or other software.  I’m excited to see everyone’s photography.

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  2. Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
  3. Please keep your photos to only three or less per week.
  4. ENJOY and have FUN.

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Frosty morning.


As in sea water

As in water fountain

As in snow on the hills(Mountains)

As clouds in the sky.


drops of water on geranium flower.

Photos are all taken in New Zealand.

It’s write easy

It’s Write Easy

September  7, 2012

Starting points to use

  1. There was only one chance
  2. It rained/snowed all day
  3. I never wanted
  4. I loved…
  5. I hated…

It snowed all day

Last year Monday August 15, 2011 it snowed the whole day on and off in Upper Hutt.  This sounds ridiculous but it is true. It is not supposed to snow near sea level . That is what some people told me. Well it happened last year. It was the heaviest snow in 40 years in Upper Hutt.

To me, as a South African who had never really seen snow it  was an adventure.

It  started snowing late afternoon . I saw that the sky was dark but did not think it was snowing. Opening my backdoor it was as if I were in a fairy tale. Everything was covered in snow. The next day it snowed all day( this was the Monday). My son and his partner visited my after work and we enjoyed playing in the snow.

Another snowy incident  was September 09, 1981. This was in South Africa. My son was only one month old. It was cold and we had snow on the Highveld. At that time I lived  in a parkhome in Secunda in the old Transvaal. I put on my boots and had a nice walk around in the snow. This is very special because it does not snow in South Africa. Only on the high mountain tops . This year beginning August 2012 it snowed again in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

This is really unbelievable. We don’t know what the weather can bring.

Scrapbook pages of the snow  September 09, 1981.

Secunda South Africa.

Next two photos

Snow Upper Hutt  August 15, 2011

Down the drive way.

Trompie on the deck at the back.


Quick writing: 10 minutes.

Words to use: cold, support, dining, insufficient, walk


Every morning I take my favorite friend and dog- buddy for a walk. Wintertime it’s between 7:45 to 8:15am. Summertime I’ll walk earlier. It is very relaxing and fresh when I take my first morning walk. Come rain, come snow I ‘ll go. It is now going to be my third year that I take these early morning walks.

Then between 9:30 to 10:00pm I take Trompie(that’s my buddy) for his longer walk up the hill, around the grove and back again. I also take him for his walk at about 4:00 pm. This is our afternoon walk. We go down the road, up some steps to the other side of the hill , around to the main street and then back up my road again. Takes about 30 minutes walk.

At first, while Trompie was still young ,I took him by car to the duck pond for his walk. Sorry to say,this wasn’t good enough for me because I did not do much walking.

The walking is not only for Trompie it is also to keep me fit and going!

Latest photo of Trompie.