…a tree fern with spreading fronds against the Northland sky, like flags unfurled…
Fronds On The Fading Year
This shot of fern fronds was taken on New Year’s Eve a few years ago.
The last day of the year.
Later in the evening there will be a small party and our posse will go out to the ridge and view fireworks as the New Year’s entrance is vividly signalled.
But in the moment of this photo, there are only hours to run in the current year.That time of bittersweet thought, regret and anticipation intertwined.
Only a few of the pictured fronds are in focus;the rest are as blurred as memories of the year past.
…when one miracle of nature mimicks another…