One of my favourite lakes in the South Island of New Zealand is Lake Tekapo. One look at the colour of the water (it is naturally like that) should tell you why. This photograph was taken back in January, from just outside the Lakeside youth hostel. Being taken in the middle of summer I was surprised to see some snow still on the mountains across the water. Even more surprising was going back a couple of months later and finding all the snow had completely melted away.