Project 365

I’ve been staying with a friend of mine in Auckland. It’s made me incredibly lazy because it’s quite a hike into the city. Plus, I have a great book I’ve been reading, so I just sit and enjoy this fabulous view of St. Helier’s Bay all day instead of sightseeing. I think a nice break was needed anyway before I start on the next big travel portion of this journey. I’ll try to get some posts up about Tasmania soon. I’ve got a ton of pictures to go through from that leg of the trip, but will hopefully get through them in the next couple of days before I leave Auckland.




Day 48 – New Shoes!, originally uploaded by bexadler.

Sooo…I went to Target today to buy a belt because my pants keep falling down (probs from stretching, not from me losing weight). As soon as I walked in the store though I forgot what it was I went in for and instead ended up with these adorable flats! God only knows where I’ll find room to stuff them into my pack…

Day 22 – Floriade, originally uploaded by bexadler.

One of the things I was most shocked by when first arriving in New Zealand (and later Australia) was that it really is spring. I mean, I knew it was spring, but it was so strange to see trees in bloom for the second time this year, rather than seeing the leaves turning to reds and oranges as they would be at this time back home. I have been quite enjoying my second spring though, especially given my love for everything that flowers. I have been trying, however, to resist the temptation to take ten zillion photos of every flower I see. That was until I heard there was a “celebration of spring” going on in the center of Canberra. I mean, how could I resist the promise of more than a million flowers all artistically planted and  just waiting for my lens to capture them in full color?

Floriade began in 1988 as part of Australia’s 200th anniversary celebration and was such a huge success that they’ve continued it as an annual spring festival. I had no idea it existed until I arrived here, but I’m so glad I happened upon it. The festival lasts until mid-October and is definitely worth stopping to see, especially because it’s FREE.

You can check out my other pictures on my flickr if you’re interested. Luckily for you, my camera ran out of batteries so there are only about a dozen tulip photos. I’m sure there could have been hundreds. 😉

Day 5 – The Lost Day, originally uploaded by bexadler.

One of my most favorite things about flying to New Zealand is crossing the International Date Line. I have to admit that I’ve been quite excited about flying into the future, even if it is only one day into the future. Anyway, somewhere on my way to New Zealand I lost Sunday, this was the picture I took to commemorate that day for Project 365. I took it just before I lost Sunday. Haha.