Holy moly - all the heart eyes for Queenstown and we’ve been here less than three hours.

1) & 2) the flight into Queenstown
3) looking out to Coronet Peak from the porch of the cottage
4) the cottage is at a hobby alpaca farm! The baby alpaca is less than a week old!


Was feeling really upset, today.
Someone suggested ‘baby alpacas!’ apropos of nothing to my tea kettle self. (Bubbling with repressed anger. Heh. Lame pun, I know)
So here’s a few for my fellow tea kettles, straining against the flames of our tempers. May the cuteness subdues the flares of anger.

233. Baby Alpacas!

Alpacas are animals from South America that resemble small llamas in their appearance.  They graze at the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, at an altitude of 3,500 meters to 5,000 meters above sea level.  Their fiber is used for making knitted and woven items, including blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves.  And another important point of information about alpacas is that alpaca babies are really cute!