|Cute. Last evening I took this photo through the glass of the window in our living room when we happened to see this rabbit on the shore of the Huon River.|
Both of us are always on the lookout for photo ops not only when we're out exploring but also on days when we're staying in, frequently looking out the window for possibilities.
|Cute, boys and their cars! Tom and a 1962 Ford Galaxy 500.|
The main floor of this upper level unit (in a two unit house) has a door to a small veranda but most of the river views are blocked by trees and vegetation. However, we are able to capture a stunning scene through the glass of the windows which don't open adequately for a glass-free shot.
|Funny. Extra large calf nursing from almost same-sized mom.|
Tom always calls it "safari luck" when I get a good shot, while I have a tendency to fluff my feathers a bit over finally learning to get it right after all these years. With a less-than-professional camera and my amateurish skills I suppose that on occasion I'm lucky under the right circumstances.
As most of our long term readers have observed, in most cases, we have some type of view in itself an important criteria which we've learned from past experience. Only in a few cases over these past 51 months have we lived in properties without a view.
As we continue on, we find ourselves fine tuning our criteria but cost and availability are often factors in determining the prospect of achieving such a finite expectation.
|Yummy looking baked goods.|
In Morocco, living in a riad (a two story house with an open air center courtyard) we didn't have a single window looking outdoors. Instead, we'd look up to the sky as shown in this photo below:
|Looking up at the sky, day and night, is a rare treat, from inside the riad, defined as traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard. (This huge house was for the two of us only). For more photos of this property, please click here.|
In any case, it was a good experience from which we gleaned a lot of knowledge adding to our repertoire of interesting (to us) times in our world travels. We've accepted that location is not always perfect for the nuances that work best for our needs.
|Pretty scene of the Huon River near our vacation homes in Castle Forbes Bay.|
Already, after only a little over two weeks since our arrival in the Huon Valley, we've been sending email back and forth to people we've met along the way. Of course, meeting locals requires a diligent effort on our part to get out to locations that attracts locals to ensure face-to-face encounters. We're always seeking such opportunities as evidenced by our photos.
|Pretty roses growing in the yard..|
Rain or shine, snow, sleet or hail, have a safe day!
Photo from one year ago today, February 1, 2016:
|Cloudy, rainy view of Mount Taranaki in New Plymouth, New Zealand. For more details, please click here.|