The other day, well Thursday to be precise, I was out and about on a few little missions and ended up at Lake Rotoroa which is smack bang in the middle of Hamilton (I have shared that bit of info before).
The first thing that caught my eye was a Black Swan.
Graceful like a ballerina.
A Swan and a Lake,
now I get it.
Swan Lake the ballet!!
A gaggle of Geese.
A floating carpet of Pink Waterlilies,
giving me a Monet moment.
Although this Lake is full of
Duck shit and other undesirable things.
Pukeko and other big footed water fowl hunting for bugs.
Well fed locals all resting in the sunshine,
waiting for picnic-ing lunch goers
I have probably mentioned before you can walk around the entire Lake on meandering paths under old trees Lakeside all the way. I still have not done this - call me lazy!
Now this map is FYI (for your information). The Lake is about a 5-10 minute drive from my place traffic dependent. Hamilton is easy to get around and easy to get out of, as in more than one way to exit. The Orange stars are to show you where groups of Charity/Op shops are located, showing my excellent selection to trawl around. I stopped in at one near me on my way home and scored a handful of goodies which I have totally forgotten to photograph to show you as they are still sitting on the back seat in the car. Ooops!!!
Thursday was a little cooler and actually rather nice. So it was short sleeves instead of sleeveless and even a tad of layering. My top came from an online store in China I think, but with free post and a good exchange rate it was a bargain. Oh and I loved the colours, and even the odd bit of sparkle.
Thinking of heading over to Whangamata today as my mate Leonie is up from Wellington and of course my fabulous sister lives there. She informs me my bed is all ready for me. TOF is being a bore and doesn't want to come so it looks like my little man Oscar will be my traveling companion.
Time for some words of wisdom: