Christmas decorations; Queenstown, New Zealand.
A weekend in Queenstown and a new page on the calendar. Bring it on Summer! (Alas, Summer doesn't seem to be lisening).
Queenstown, like everywhere else, is decked out in its Christmas decorations; the red, green and gold standing out against the grey, schist-rock buildings Queenstown is known for.
Robert doing a Ministry of Funny Walks impersonation; Queenstown Mall
... high winds; David Eggleton's poem-on-the -wall making a big splash
... teal (or scaup) ducks at the jetty; Lake Wakatipu
... a type of mandarin duck ... ? (Later: Two people have informed since I posted this, that the bird is a crested grebe.)
old wagon ... I wonder if this is the same one (it was painted red and blue back then) that our sons used to clamber up on to when we were here for Queenstown holidays? They wouldn't be allowed to do that now that it is a formal display.
... the large Wellingtonia on the Poat Office corner used to be Queenstown's Christmas Tree - decked out in lights it was an amzing sight to see.
We are back home again now and still waiting for summer to arrive.