Mondays, eh? Particularly Mondays in the run up to Christmas. I personally am in need of a little mental centring as I work through my Christmas list, so I thought I’d publish this for all of you who also need to zen out over some pretty pictures of nature. Words will be minimal; photos of the beautiful South Island of New Zealand will be abundant.
From the first sight I caught of the coastline of New Zealand I knew I was in for an education on what natural beauty really is.
The education continued on our scenic flight to Milford Sound.
We saw mountains, with peaks sharp and snow topped;
Snow so fresh and pillowy I just wanted to leave one big footprint in it;
Shady, cold valleys – maybe trolls live here;
And then the oddly compelling sight of mountain peaks pointing to blue, blue ocean;
We caught one last glimpse of that epic coastline, bathed in mist, before banking in to Milford Sound itself;
Counting trees as we zoomed past;
Trying to catch our reflection in the water like a mirror;
Vistas opened up between mountains, then closed just as quickly;
From the water – spotting waterfalls (always a hobby of mine);
Spotting fellow craft, dwarfed by cliffs;
Mountains, more mountains than you could shake a stick at;
Here comes the sun;
And here we go chasing waterfalls again;
So my question is. Are you a mountains person? A waterfalls person? Or an ocean mist person?
Pin this not entirely accurate pin (it was the best I could do on diet coke withdrawals)