Pyrite

I met this chunk before Christmas last year, shortly after I drew this.

It is just as good to hold in my hand and it chuckles me my guts.  I can not explain well but this is how I feel.  It’s like this guy talks to my solar plexus.

I feel a bit sorry for this having byname; ‘Fool’s Gold (as it looks like a real gold but has no value as gold) ‘.

Well, I am happy to be the one though because I certainly see the value on this.  🙂

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Muttering at departure gate

It’s 8:25pm and final call for boarding will be called soon.

It’s already long day today and I am going to take a 9 hours night flight for to be landed at my destination.

See you Sydney in two weeks. I will miss you 🙂

Hello Japan, stay still and here I come.

I will stop mumbling as moving toward the gate for boarding, with the beautiful morning shot at Manly beach, NSW.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be…

I’d rather be inspired by you.

Every day, every hour, every minute, every second.., you create amazing art of nature.

I always wish if I could capture what you produce with my camera, even just a bit of them .

And it is really big challenge which has no goal to achieve.

But I can not stop from taking camera with me and photographing around, because

I am inspired by you, mother earth.

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My first New Zealand 12 (final): Lake Wakatipu ~ Queenstown~

So after a couple of days basking time at Kingston, we moved to Queenstown.  We did some touristry things but my camera left only photos of Lake Wakatipu in memory card.

12 days intense itinerary struck me, healed me, and brought me full of joy.

I would like to be back again.  I hope my camera skill was improved by then.  😉

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Now watching Lake Wakatipu from the other side of Kingston.
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TSS Earnslaw steam boat just departed for another cruise.
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When I got up next morning and looked over the lake, TSS Earnslaw already headed for morning cruise.
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Queuing for distribution.
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Snapshot from TSS Earnslaw.
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Engine room.
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The pier at the farm house we were off at the boat.
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I love watching scene of which subject got light under overcast.
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Looking over Lake Wakatipu from scenic look out.
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Sinking sun made fantastic effect of light and shadow.

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Luckily, our last day was also sunny and I could sate NZ magnificent views by the window. 

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One last glance of Queenstown.  Good Bye NZ and I will be back.

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My first New Zealand 10: Milford Sound

Milford Sound was another highlight of the trip.  It was on my ‘To Go’ list for a long time so I was excited at the day has come for me.

The way you explore or conquer the area should be done in various ways.  A tourist from US I met in Akaroa camped for three nights.  I too would like to do it next time, but this time I was very happy with a day tour that took us aboard the boat to cruise the fjord.

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That’s the boat we will get on..
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Aw….
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Life is good..
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Two climbers on the wall.
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End of inlet reaches for Tasman Sea.
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Number of falls were seen.

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The boat approached one of the largest fall on the route.

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It was fabulous to see the bottom in close distance.  Totally got wet but was worth it.

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Outside the fjord were sequence of splendid views.

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Unrelated to Milford, but I thought it was nice view that spotlight by the sun lit over the sheep on the plain.

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