Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mother Nature takes care of her own

This past weekend my honey and I went on a camping/fishing trip to Bank's Lake WA. Banks Lake is a man-made reservoir that offers 91 miles of shoreline, renowned bass fishing and water sports.
This time around, I decided to take pictures of the flora and fauna while Mr C. was busy fishing, so instead of a slide show of my garden, I am sharing one of Mother Nature's garden, animals and birds we saw. Many parts of the shore around the lake are very rocky and bare, except for the trees and plants which take root, and
manage to survive in the crevices of the rocks.
I find a great deal of beauty in the twisted roots of a tree as it clings to the rocks, and the flowers and critters of this interesting place. I hope you enjoy the slide show.


Rosey Pollen said...

That was a splendid slide show. I, too find beauty in nature's ability to survive and grow, despite harsh environments at times. I wish I could go back to NZ someday. I got to visit NZ when I was 13 & I never forgot the lambs, Cadbury's flake bars, Maori history and friends I made there.

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice. No wonder it looks so familiar, not far from here, relatively speaking.

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Very pretty KeeWee, yes, God's Garden is beautiful just as it is... makes me wonder why we work so

Heather said...

I love the wild turtle! How fun to see all that scenery and sleep in it to boot!~

Balisha said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for taking us along!

Outside In said...

Great Scenes and Photos mother nature
sure knows how to put on a show!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer~~ I love the nature photos. An amazing array of flowers were in bloom. I wonder about the blue one. Looks like a Salvia of some kind. What talent you have for capturing the fauna too.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Nice slide show. Very uplifting to see nature without our help.
So what's he fishing for ? Dinner ?

Kathleen said...

Wonderful slide show Kee Wee. That's about as close as I'll come to going camping! I'm glad you had a good trip.