‘Through Arch Green’
‘A Fine Vine’
‘Green Lemon Drops’
‘Lace And Green’
‘Green Windows Glow’
Parking buildings are the ultimate in functional austerity. This one, though, emits a luminous green glow…
‘For The Forest’
…darkness, light, green hues, a way through…
‘Striped Twist Palm’
…into the green centre…
‘Green Is The Colour Of Spring’
…and spring is the idea of new possibilities…
‘Green On Green’
‘Orange On Green’
‘Blue Door, Green Door, A Tilted Cross’
Winter Gardens, Auckland NZ. January 2020
The twin conservatories of the Winter Gardens – one cool, and one warm – are personal favourite places of mine locally, and are botanical wonderlands.
It may seem perverse to showcase a haven of greenery in monochrome.
But the black and white picture certainly emphasises the curves, lines and angles – natural and manmade – that draw me in, time and time again.
” I’ll sing you one, O
Green grow the rushes, O
What is your one, O?
One is one and all alone
And evermore shall be so.”
– ‘ Green Grow The Rushes, O ‘ ( trad. English folk song )
The cool greenery of native bush is a shady lure as the summer continues to heat up in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
A refuge from the amped up glare amongst the palms and ferns.
There is just something tranquil about disappearing into a grove of trees and being immersed in green light, the sun battling to break through the leafy canopy.
For however long you are in the bush, it is as if the outside world is irrelevant and time stops ticking.
We all need a place to go like that, I think.