Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Road Trip 2014 - Auckland, North Is, NZ - Part 3

Starting the next in the series is from Long Bay Beach, the most northerly bay on the North Shore.

The rest are of the Manukau Harbour, starting with a beach level photo.

The rest are an elevated view of the harbour. They show the moods at different times.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Road Trip 2014 - Central North Is, NZ - Part 2

Some more from pictures around the North Is...

The Patea River at Stratford, Taranaki

Bird life at Virginia Lake, Wanganui.

A Pukeko examines a grid

Some little ducklings having a day out

A roadside display at Foxton Beach, Horowhenua

Silly Pictures

Something about a drop of glue on each forehead

A suggestion by someone about releasing terrorists

This could have an unhappy ending

Oh, and one sensible sign too....

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Road Trip 2014 - Central North Is, NZ - Part 1

If you wondered about the lack of posting lately, I have just returned from a trip around the North Island of New Zealand. I did manage to post a few blog articles. but the point was to get away from such things. So here are a few pictures from that trip.

Looking across Lake Taupo to the Tongariro National Park. A snowfall the night before added to the shot.

Nearby Huka Falls make up the rest of the pics.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Success In A Marital Relationship

People enter a relationship to be happy. It is expected to succeed. So often the opposite is the case. Many relationships end up breaking down, and for those that hold together do so without bringing anything like what was wished.

Of course realistic expectations are essential. Life isn't a fairy tale, nor is anyone perfect. But if we understand that, there is something I have found that gives a fine foundation to a relationship. That is the desire of both parties to put the other's happiness first. If that is done (and it isn't easy as we are, as already noted, not perfect), then good. However, putting the other first - from both sides - is a sound basis to living together with someone.

Part of doing that is taking turns yielding and doing what the other wanted for us. In that way mutual respect and love will flourish. That is true success in any relationship.