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Through the grove

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This is either the way to or away from the Hangarua Spring, which I posted a couple of days ago. These are the California Redwoods planted here about 100 years ago – and everything grows really fast in New Zealand, especially it seems, things from California.

The path was soft under our feet as we walked – like a carpet, only more magical…

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21/10/2012 at 11:17 pm

Watercolour

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Hangarua Springs

This is a straight out of the camera shot of the Hangarua Spring, the headwaters of Lake Rotorua. Eerily quite in the midst of a stand of California Redwoods (I do hope the folks that planted these beauties did not cut down a stand of native Kauri to do so!), it pumps about a million gallons an hour into a stream that feeds the lake. The ripply water, the spring below, the reflections of the sky and trees above. Mesmerising.

For perspective, here is a shot from above. The water is crystalline, the definition of clear. I always want to take more and more photos of places like this, as if there was a way to really capture it and bring it home with me. I do, I guess, but it’s not in the photos…

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17/10/2012 at 11:40 pm

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