Posts tagged “trees

Namibia trees

Posted on May 15, 2014

Driftwood sculptures in Hokitika

Posted on January 24, 2014

Hokitika, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand: This cool little hippie beach town was such a pleasant place to explore after a cold & rainy night at Lake Kaniere. We discovered a little rainforest garden café on the beach where we took in the sun over lunch. Afterward we walked the beach and discovered Penguinville, an interactive program where local residents build sculptures & little communities out of driftwood. What a beautiful way to create art from tree graveyards on the beach.

Two days with Adie

Posted on January 12, 2014

Wellington, New Zealand: Our weekend tour guide was a 3-year old Spoodle (Cocker Spaniel & Poodle mix) named Adie. This sweet pup crafted a comprehensive tour of the city, which included time spent in both Eastbourne, a beautiful residential area of Wellington, as well as Mount Victoria which provided 360-degree views of the city.

On Saturday, Adie and her parents took us along the water over to Eastbourne, where we hiked Butterfly Creek. We crested the ridge to even more striking views of the city (notice the trend…spectacular views of this incredible city at every turn), and then descended into the valley. We set up camp along the water where Adie could swim and the adults could picnic. And then after filling our bellies and hiking back down the mountain, we went for a bay swim. We drank rosé on the beach and couldn’t get over the simultaneous sun & moon in the sky at 7:30pm.

Sunday came and Adie suggested brunch at the Maranui Surf Life Saving Club where we sat along the water and enjoyed views south of the city and of Lyall Bay. Afterward, we drove up to Mt Vic for the 360-degree views but nearly got blown over by the wind. Some cooler weather was heading in from Antarctica, so we quickly made it off the lookout point and hiked our way down so Thomas could shoot some spectacular pines along the hillside.

Heading west

Posted on November 5, 2013

Lake Tahoe, California, USA:  We left Brooklyn on November 1, heading west to California. Thomas & I have both lived in San Francisco, and decided it would be a new adventure to drive quasi-cross-country to explore parts we’d yet to see out West. After spending some time in SF and Oakland, we drove east to the gorgeous Lake Tahoe. Our morning hike was beautiful, and we were surrounded by the fresh smells of pine and crisp clean air being swept off the water. And here is where Thomas started documenting the beauty of barren trees.  While the spring and autumn are gorgeous with the lushness of leaves and rich colors, there is something hauntingly eerie and romantic about the starkness & severity of a…