‘In The Kitchen’
Late afternoon sun streams through net curtains and on to the black and white checkered vinyl tiles of this kitchen.
It’s a rudimentary kitchen, for sure, but one with great memories as it is in an old place we have spent over 20 years holidaying at in summer.
Even the also rudimentary meals cooked there from whatever is at hand have been memorable. Board games have played out on the very basic formica topped table after dinner.
Kitchens can be utilitarian places, but they can be at the heart of our memories too.
‘R.I.P x 2’
...a sweet elegy in dual tones…
‘Only One Angel’
“If you want to know what pulls me through
I have only one angel, …that one angel is you”
–‘Only One Angel’ – Jimmy LaFave (Texan singer-songwriter)
This post, by the way, marks 1000 posts on Ebb Then Flood – it is dedicated to my guardian angels – those who saved me, sustain me, and watch over me always – thank you.
…a tree fern with spreading fronds against the Northland sky, like flags unfurled…
…arches – the shape of optimism…
‘For The Chop’
… impending doom sharpens the senses…
‘Taken For The Ride’
‘Rowboats At Rest’
Boats out of water and up on the hard are recurring images at Ebb Then Flood.
In one sense vessels on land look totally unfulfilled, but these shots also speak of the necessary fallow periods between eventful times at sea. A hiatus tinged with anticipation.
Time to rest then, before the next adventure…
‘A Moment Of Clarity’
‘Never Bow Down II’
…don’t be cowed, or bowed down; stay prowed…
‘Chains & Water’
“Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.” – Vladimir Nabokov
…the many facets of your shining light, not to be hidden…
The view southwards to Taitomo Island from Piha Beach, on the Tasman Sea west of Auckland.
Majestic, really, in defiance of perpetual wind and waves.
It’s the sort of view I find inspiring. I hope you do, too.