We usually tend to plan our travels based around the greater outdoors, national parks and all things nature based – exploring lakes, forests, mountains, oceans and wildlife. It is no wonder that we are LOVING our travels around New Zealand, a place of such stunning natural beauty!
Besides the joy of experiencing such nature based travels with the family, I am really happy to see our children express their knowledge and awareness through writing, photography and art.
I don’t want to hog Shama’s second art based blog post further, so I will let just let her share her world of nature art as she did last month. This is how she wants to contribute to the family travel blog. She chose the pieces she wanted to show and wrote the captions. All feedback and comments gratefully appreciated 🙂
We have been very lucky to have visited islands, volcanos and stunning beaches in the North Island the last 2 months here. Both the kids have loved all the outdoor activities – kayaking, swimming, fishing and exploring coves, rocks and beaches. Below are a few pieces of her art inspired from these travels..
We have been loving all the new food – fruits, vegetables and old food with new names – here in New Zealand. Feijoas, Persimmon and ‘fluffy’ are some of Shama’s favourite since we got here.
Both kids have been loving the fact that we go out catch our fish and have it within a few hours! It doesn’t get fresher than that 🙂
Last weekend we went on our first campervan trip and the first night just parked in front of this lake with nothing else around us. At night Shama, Ashique and I stood outside looking at the sky. I have never experienced or seen anything like it. The sky was incredible, we saw so many constellations, the milky way, it was quite a magical experience. This next picture looks nothing like the sky we saw but this is how Shama felt it was like 🙂
At school Shama has been learning a lot about Mexico – culture, wildlife, and people. It inspired the following two pieces. She wants to travel here now! Hopefully we will sometime in the near future..
Let Nature be your Teacher – William Wordsworth
…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? – Vincent Van Gogh
Hope you have enjoyed Shama’s artwork as much as she has enjoyed drawing them and I have enjoyed posting them on our family travel blog 🙂