Photo: Moon Rise on a Cloudy New Zealand Night

Moon Rise over Shakespear Park in Auckland New Zealand

“Wow, look at the moon rise.” I grabbed a camera as I turned, just in time to see the top edge duck under the cloud cover. This time we were on the wrong side of the planet to see the eclipse, yet our super moon rise was still pretty spectacular. The sheep in Shakespear Park […]

Blood Moon over New Zealand: Beauty or the Apocalypse

Blood moon over New Zealand

Often called a blood moon, the red cast during last month’s total lunar eclipse offered me this series: Albom Adventures featured Amazing Auckland from AtoZ for the 2015 AtoZ blogging challenge throughout April, which is why you are seeing these photos today, rather than last month. Why is the moon red ? As the earth eclipses […]

Photo: Moonrise Over Shakespear Park in New Zealand

Moonrise over Shakespear Park, an Auckland Regional Park in New Zealand

Some nights are better than others.  Three nights ago I happen to look out the window to the Northeast and see a stunning moonrise over Shakespear Park, just as the sunset was beginning to add brilliant color to the sky. Moonrise Over Shakespear Park Shakespear Park is one of the many beautiful Auckland Regional Parks.  It […]

Our Car Was Towed Away from the Auckland Lantern Festival

towed away

You know that moment when you get a really great parking space, right in front of what should be a relatively crowded event? It happened to us Thursday night at the Auckland Lantern Festival, and we were thrilled.  A crowded city, a row of parked cars close to the entrance, and one backing out just […]

Celebrating with Auckland Lantern Festival Photos, Books and BBQ

Auckland Lantern Festival

Brightly colored festive lanterns fill Albert Park this weekend as the Auckland Lantern Festival offers interesting photo opportunities and another occasion to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  For me, it tops my weekly list for Viklit’s bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things. I am really enjoying my new photography group I joined, this week shooting at […]