Sunday, 2 February 2014

Gathering the Moments from January 2014

 Click here for my Grow Your Blog party post.

I'm joining Cheryl of
for her new monthly link-up
Gathering the Moments - a Month in Pictures.

in New Zealand
spells warm days and gentle breezes
a time to make the most of being outdoors
enjoying our summertime pursuits.

Auckland "the City of Sails"
(so named because we are passionate about sailing)
is a coastal city with the beautiful
Hauraki Gulf
marine reserve on our doorstep.

 May be you would like to share
your memories of January with us!

Thank you Cheryl for hosting
I'll be out and about in February
capturing some moments to share.

Thank you all for visiting!

Merci à bientôt
be kind to one another!





  1. Lovely photos and scenes. Looks like January was a beautiful month for you. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Hi Shane,

    Thank you for your kind email! Sorry for my late reply, but is has been a busy week. Your photo's look heavenly. They make me wish summer was here in Holland. We are still in the middle of winter. Beautiful give-away too. Do you mind awfully if I don't participate? I just won two give-away's recently....It's time for others to win something now :-)

    Wishing you a happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

  3. Now this is just the thing! Some summertime warmth! January was a lovely one for you...

  4. Shane, these are really beautiful photos of your southern summer. The water and sky and boats are just wonderful. Have a great day! Pamela

  5. Very lovely post. Such gorgeous scenery. I'm afraid all I would have to share about January is snow, snow and MORE snow!

  6. Dreamy post of your New Zealand. I would love to visit one day. xo R

  7. Oh, Shane, indeed I do feel like a bit of sunshine! I feel warmer just looking at your lovely photos. :)

    Your January moments are spectacular...sunny, cheerful, and so inviting. I love to watch sailboats. Do you sail?

    Thanks for linking up!

  8. Sheer bliss Shane. Did you catch any fish? Shirley

  9. Love your new banner Shane !!! nice you have summer.....and we strange.....i hope spring will come soon here in Ria...x !!

  10. Oh Shane - I look at your photos & I think how lucky we are here in this country to have these beautiful blue waters & countryside ... just gorgeous & you have captured it so wonderfully with your photos - hope you have had some fun times out on your boat. Happy weekend to you x0x0

  11. I was surprised when I saw that your post was dated, February 2, but then I remembered that you are in New Zealand.

    I love looking back at your January. Surprisingly, winter on the southern coast of California looked much the same. The crazy weather in other parts of the US has left us with warm sunny days.

    I love the idea of a look back at the month and will try to remember to participate next month.


  12. The blue waters are just lovely. I enjoy seeing this as it is what I imagine my friends in Sandspit Warkworth see from their house.

  13. Thanks for the mini vacation! Nothing but snow, ice, and bitter cold here in the mountains of Virginia...but spring is on the way!

  14. Blue seas and sailing boats, now that's a fine January.
    A nice collage of sunny days Shane.

  15. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. I also had to remember where you are located when saw the date. :)
    January off to a rough start here - praying things will improve.
    Have a great week!

  16. I'm envious of your lovely water scenes. There's nothing like being out on the water during the summer months. What a great January summary.

  17. What amazing pictures. Such spectacular natural beauty. Oh how I would love to be in such a place right now. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you can stop by for a visit.


  18. January looks quite blissful over there - cool, tranquil water, summer breezes... We should have gone over to avoid our summer heat! xxxx

  19. Dearest Shane,
    Lovely summer photos and it warms our mind too! January sailed away very fast...
    Hugs and happy Sunday!

  20. Dear Shane
    What a beautiful collection of your summer. Love to see the blue sky and boats sailing. Your country is so beautiful!
    Have a happy week!

  21. Greetings from Augusta, Georgia! Love your photos! Thank you for your comment on my linkup. Isn't it such a small world? I get to Skype my daughter at least once a week while she is studying abroad. Skype is so wonderful. She is absolutely loving New Zealand and from the pictures it looks incredibly beautiful. I'm so jealous of your warm weather. I'm not used to bad winters and this winter has been a bad one. Have a great Sunday!

  22. I wish our January had a little more blue like you and a lot less white! This looks like a haven. Just beautiful, Shane.

  23. Just looking at these beautiful photos warms my heart and has me thinking of summer!

  24. Stunning photos of your January and a gorgeous new header, Shane. I hope the coming week will be a good one.

  25. It was lovely to share you warm January days in such beautiful surroundings. Sarah x

  26. Beautiful! Thank you for the little get-away for those of us on the winterside of the world.
    My family dreams of visiting New Zealand, and your photos us yearn even more.
    visiting from Cheryl's Gathering the Moments.

  27. Beautiful Pictures. Our January was cold and we got some snow if fact it closed down the town for a few days. To day thought it is 60 degrees but we have had some rain. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  28. Your photos for january are absolutely stunning! Beautiful quote!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment.

  29. Loving your photos this week..just wonderful dear friend.

  30. Such lovely photos! Thank you for a peaceful and soothing post to start the week! xoxo Jen

  31. Beautiful images! Your January looks so warm and we've been so cold. I am so looking forward to spring. Have a lovely week!

  32. thank you for sharing your beautiful and magical surroundings dear Shane ♥ such a lovely post once again
    p.s. AND your new blog look is stunning as well

  33. That is a lovely grouping of photos!

  34. Such beautiful images Shane! xx



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