The Sky Down Huka Falls

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

At last the chilling days and gloomy clouds passed away. Our last day in Taupo had been blessed with a beautiful grand day. We went for a country drive and visit this busy tourist hub called the Huka Falls.

“There’s beauty in the silver singing river, There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky, But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty, That I remember in my true love’s eyes”~Bob Dylan quotes (American folksinger, b.1941)

“We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky”~Emily Dickinson quotes (American Poet who has been called the New England mystic, 1830-1886)

I feel sorry for these blokes who missed out the beauty hanging above their heads. Their focus is mainly down the water

rushing in loud roaring thunder and gushing down to Waikato River.

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Waikatu River, New Zealand

“Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)

Part of the long Waikato River

Before we proceeded to Huka Falls, we stopped by this River – the longest Waikato River of the North Island of New Zealand.

Where glory is found in commonplace
And calm rivers lay a carpet to rest
Knowing where peace hides away from cares
Here, there’s no trouble but silence bares.

~@lcd, all rights reserved
13 November 2009

Postcard of Lake Taupo, New Zealand

An interesting history of this famous lake is posted in Parched Paper and the Quill.

Tongariro National Park's active volcanoes loom above Lake Taupo, filling an ancient crater from which the largest recorded eruption on Earth is thought to have occurred in AD186.

Tongariro National Park's active volcanoes loom above Lake Taupo, filling an ancient crater from which the largest recorded eruption on Earth is thought to have occurred in AD186.

Postcards from New Zealand

Left to right: Magnificent seascapes, Native forest and Snow clad mountains and the rich pasture that makes New Zealand a land of great natural beauty.

Left to right: Magnificent seascapes, Native forest and Snow clad mountains and the rich pasture that makes New Zealand a land of great natural beauty.

Tope Left:Golden Fleece Terrace; Top Right: Hochstetter Pool;Bottom Left: The Tourist Launch; Bottom Right: Diamond Geyser

Top Left:Golden Fleece Terrace; Top Right: Hochstetter Pool; Bottom Left: The Tourist Launch; Bottom Right: Diamond Geyser

New Zealand is truly a magnificent “land of natural beauty” by its own definition and interpretation as depicted by the pristine and prestige of the wonders it has been so plenteously blessed with.

Orakei Korako, New Zealand is “The Hidden Valley” that offers an exciting array of ancient volcanic wonders.