Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Natural World

This is a post for Thematic Photographic, hosted by Carmi levy.

I've always been fascinated by rocks. Should have done a geology degree, not English. 
Nah, just joking.

Rocks at Moeraki:

Late afternoon in autumn - Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown:

More rocks, Haast Pass:

After the storm, Waihi Beach:

"Keep close to Nature's heart ... and break clear away, 
once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. 
Wash your spirit clean."
- John Muir


  1. The second rock in the top sequence could be a turtle.
    Brilliant photos - thank you.

  2. Thanks EC. I hope your medication is making you feel better by now.

  3. I love the's been too long since I was on one.

    Excellent quotation, too.

  4. Wonderful photos! Rocks and water are always choices for nature.

  5. All of these are stunning. I especially like the weirdly eroding rocks. :)

  6. Those rocks are cool. You, too, live in a beautiful part of the world, that beautiful blue water makes me want to just jump in.

  7. Fine set of photos. I'm intrigued by the rock structure in the first two. Stunning landscape shots.

  8. Rocky shores have always called to me. The photographs are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  9. Those formations are otherworldly. I'm with The Elephant's Child - I thought it was a fossilized turtle. Incredible choices for the theme, and as usual wonderfully captured.

  10. i LOVE rocks!
    would it be too weird to say that ROCKS ROCK!

    i really like this post...your pictures...especially the first two! that rock is awesome!!! i agree with Elephant's child...looks like a turtle shell!

    GREAT shots Alexia!

  11. What fantastic rocks! Just to be different - I thought that second shot was a football in a net!!! Then I saw the tail!

    You live in a beautiful part of the world, I must try and get out there - I have relatives there!

  12. Thank you all for your kind comments.
    I've been sick for a week or so - infected sinuses, yada yada - the fact that nice people visit and take the trouble to comment is therapeutic!


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