Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friday shoot out: Rocks

I went on a hike at Goldie Track in the Waitakeres in West Auckland. There were rocks of all formation. One rock looked very smooth, but when I brushed my knee against it, it scraped my skin, and I still have a dark scar to show for it.

And if you go to my last post, you will see some volcanic rocks.
http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/06/outdoor-wednesday-volcanic-rock-walls.html








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ChefE suggested this topic nearly 6 months ago. I love it. In our towns there are many different uses for Rocks (or stones); to same a few - construction, garden decoration, streets and walkways, and just nature itself.
I feel that I have an unfair advantage in Nature Itself catergory. In Rio we have one or two of the most world famous rocks.
Can't wait to see All of Your Town's Rocks both Large and Small.
The sugarloaf, Rio de Janeiro by GingerV

18 comments:

Ah Ngao said...

may be that rock is a shark-skin rock .the place looks good...still remembered you saw any fish around?

Dar said...

I love rock formations. My brothers creek is solid rock and slides like yours. Did you slide down the falls and into the deep? It looks intriguing.
Have a Wonderful Day

Gattina said...

I love rocks especially when they are red colored, but here in Belgium we only have very few in the Ardennes and compared to what I have seen in other countries it's not even worthwhile to mention.

RyHeAnNe said...

Is this is a spring or a river? Clueless ah, as what I know there's a lot of Filipina's here mostly working in factories but never see and talk to one of them. I have new friend though, she uses my blog as guide for applying a visa here in Korea and we meet as we agreed.

Jay said...

such a wonderful place..

LV said...

Thank you for another great tour of some of the great sights from your country. I would love to come back and see it for myself. Always enjoy your blog.

chloephotography said...

these are lovely! x

Jama said...

The rocks, waterfall.....all remind me of Malaysia. Here one can hardly find such view like this.

Manang Kim said...

Yes I had seen this kind of rocks, from a distance it looks like smooth but if you touched it, it's rough. Happy Friday!


FSO~Rock

Pauline said...

Ahh, Anne, I love the Waitakeres. Auckland at its best! But I've never been to this spot before! Great photos!

Kerry said...

There is nothing prettier than clear water running over rocks like this, is there? Hey NZ is doing well in the world cup, and yeah when they play Italy, it will be very noisy wherever I am over there!

Rebecca said...

Volcanic rocks look so smooth.

Sarah said...

LOL Ann I think we did go to the same place...I thought that when I was looking at Pauline's tooo..how similar the areas look!! I do love the slide rocks you shot...how fun are those!! So smooth.
My hubby is a mineralogist..he tells me that when out digging...if you don't scape yourself up while digging..you will have bad luck that day...so you must have gained a bit of luck with that nasty scrap:)

NanU said...

That looks like a wonderful place for a picnic.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Looks can be deceiving. I hope your scrape is healing well.

I absolutely love rocks under water. They just give me such a serene feeling.

Doreen said...

these are wonderful. what a beautiful area. great shoot out!!

Redlan said...

Oh, am sorry to know rock bruised your knee. it will heal soon dont worry. Great photos though

Cheryl said...

Ginger, I could get lost in these.