Stand Tall

‘Stand Tall’

On my recent road trip up north, I passed through the magnificent Waipoua Forest.

Kauri trees are the great trees of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the forest contains the largest specimens of them.

To look up the straight trunks into the leafy canopy is to be simply awe struck.

Truly inspirational!

I often find myself “crouching down”, in a metaphysical sense at least, rather than “standing tall”. Lacking self-confidence; doubting myself; the sort of shit that plagues many of us, I suspect.

If I have any resolution for the New Year it is to be like the kauri trees pictured – tall in spirit, standing proud.

At Year’s End

‘At Year’s End’

2020 has been a rocky path for the world alright.

But the end is in sight!

We hope for better times in 2021, as we do with every New Year. That is the optimism of the human spirit.

I wish those who have stopped by Ebb Then Flood this year every happiness and success (however you may define those things) in 2021. I am hugely grateful for those who viewed, liked and commented on my images and musings, and who also inspired me with their creativity.

Peace, Andy L.