White Rose Purity

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‘White Rose Purity’¬†

I know what a white rose is supposed to symbolise, but purity would have to be the most elusive human quality of them all. It is certainly aspirational though.

The white rose also means ‘new beginnings’. That might be a bit more relatable, given that our lives are a succession of endings and fresh starts, whether we plan them or not.

So then, take your pick – just don’t get pricked…

Painted In Memory

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‘Painted In Memory’

This is a vista of Mangawhai Heads in New Zealand’s Northland, shot in the falling afternoon today but painted with the memories of our stays here over twenty years.

So many good times!

This view, from the deck of the place we stay, never seems to change, even if we have changed and continue to change over time.

It is a restful anchor for weary souls.

Sublime and serene!

 

 

 

 

Station To Station

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‘Station To Station’

Auckland’s Britomart Train Station is relatively new and has a sorta alien spaceship, futuristic feel going on.

All the more reason to crib the title of David Bowie’s 1976 song and album as a small homage to that great musical voyager.

His music took me to a few unknown places in my youth.

Youtube link to the song below, if you care for an interesting sonic side trip…

Down At The Dockside Again

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‘Down At The Dockside Again’

More mindless ship watching (see Down At The Dockside At Dawn for more).

Got me out of the office at least.

This time a Bahaman behemoth lies at the wharf – the intriguingly named “Firmament Ace”.

Freight rolls on and off, the shutter clicks and it’s back to work, wondering where she is headed next.

Not an office I’ll wager…