Monday, January 31, 2011

Women's Final and Tennis Reunion

Li Na
versus Kim Clijsters
A beautiful sky (as seen through the roof opening)
WTA Reunion in Melbourne

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Melbourne - Pictures from around the City

Federation Square
Entrance to Chinatown
Alternative transportation
Building within building
St. Kilda's Beach
Lunch at St' Kilda's Beach
The Yarra River with the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the background
More Yarra River
Funky Architecture
Celebration of 100 years of fire fighters

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Zoo and Rafter

We went to the Melbourne Zoo Friday and saw the usual, and unusual animals.
A female Electus Parrot.
Cats who like water.
Baby Elephants - there were two moms and babies!
A tiger with a tiger by the tail.
"All Gone"
Butterfly on Hat.
Then we went back to the Australian Open for some Legends' Tennis.
End of match celebration (l to r: Rafter, umpire, Leconte, Woodbridge, Woodford).
Jil, here's a slide show for you and any other Patrick Rafter fans out there.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day at the Open

Through the open roof.
In the Grand Slam Oval.
Back on court.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sheep and Knitting

Wendy's been asking about the "happy sheep" who live in New Zealand.  Here are some pictures - most of the sheep we tried to photograph ran away as soon as we took a step toward them.  Thanks goodness for the zoom feature. The lower part of the house in this picture is a place we stayed in on the south island.
Don't know if these sheep are happy or not, but at least they couldn't run away.
We thought these sheep were all happy.
 A yarn store in Christchurch.
A knitting show on TV.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Back to Auckland

On Friday, we drove from Rotorua to Auckland.  We stopped at Hamurana Springs and Redwood grove.
The redwoods were very different from those on our west coast. These were very tall and not so big around.
The springs were amazing. I took this picture from a low bridge, looking down into at least 6' of water.
More than 1,000,000 gallons of water is delivered via these underground springs every hour.
We stopped to see some sheep, and the pigs and ducks thought we were there to see them! As soon as we walked by, the ducks began their single file march in our direction.
Then came the pigs.
We never made it to the sheep!