Monday, 2 October 2017

Lake Karapiro Kowhai and Carvings


When you're on a road trip it's nice to pull off the main highway and explore some unfamiliar surroundings. Normally people go camping from Summer through to Autumn, however we spotted these campers who set up their tent and caravan on Lake Karapiro in early September (Spring in NZ).


Although it was a dismal overcast rain on/off again day it was nice to see some colour such as these Maori carvings and a Kowhai tree behind it flowering.


These trees that bloom in bright yellow flowers are native to New Zealand and feed native birds such as Tui, Kaka and Pigeon and Bellbird.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday :-)

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. It looks like a nice place to camp although I would like it a bit warmer. Lovely kowhai flowers - I hsven't seen them for many years!

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  2. Before the summer rush it looks so lonely.

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  3. Wonderful place and lovely photography ~ day trips are fun! Enjoy the week ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores) aka A Creative Harbor

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  4. I bet the spring blooming season is about to appear!

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  5. Spring would be a lovely time to camp wouldn't it Amy, all the gorgeous wildflowers are out.. although the spring weather can be a bit dodgy I suppose!

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  6. The Maori carving is quite eye catching.

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  7. I agreed with William's comment. Those carvings are quite unique.

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  8. Love those yellow flowers and it is even better to know they feed native birds! Beautiful carvings... we used to enjoy tent camping in the Spring (when we were much younger), but you have to be prepared for any weather here too.

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  9. The Tui have gone crazy with the Kowhai in bloom near me.

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  10. beautiful carvings and the tree too.
    It is quite interesting how cultures from the past are similar to each other from all over the world :)

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  11. you have to be prepared for any weather here too.


    แตกใน xxx

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