‘Diagonals And Diamonds’
A natural lattice of dead nikau palm fronds creates a striking pattern.
‘ Flax Flowers & Sky’
‘Mangroves & Tide II’
Auckland’s Tamaki River seeps through the mangroves on the incoming tide.
I have never lived more than five minutes drive from the river,and as such this is one of the most familiar and comforting views I know.
Forgive me then any repetition of this imagery – it is engrained in me, and tidal patterns inspire much of this blog, and my life as well.
‘Here Comes The Summer’
Summer is coming to Aotearoa/New Zealand.
I know this not just because the weather is getting warmer,or that Labour Weekend has just passed.
But because the creamy flower buds are appearing on the pohutukawa trees.
Soon the trees will be awash with crimson bloom.
And summer will be here.
There is an expression saying in New Zealand ,”going bush”, which is used where someone is, or intends to, escape the rat race for awhile.
It could literally mean disappearing into dense bush like that in the photo but it could be escaping anywhere really, just to get away from it all for a time.
I feel the need to “go bush” myself after the strange and awful year the world has had to endure – just a bit jaded. Should start planning to do just that, but then again,”going bush” is not something that lends itself to a great degree of deliberation.
When you feel the need to go, just go!
Detail of a rocky cliff face on Piha’s Lion Rock.
Speaking of faces, there is a small smiley face rock at middle right of the photo (this could just be my imagination).Bonus points if you see more faces!
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.
‘Cenotaph On The Hill’
‘Looking Down The Lane’
… a favourite Auckland view…
‘Mangroves & Tide’
‘On The Corner Of Shortland & High’
‘Spring Field Bouquet’
‘Church & Graveyard’
‘Church & Flowers’
Post Office Boxes, Te Kauwhata NZ.
Boat Lockers, Northcote Point, Auckland NZ.