‘Last Of The Dying Leaves’
Took this one looking up through the tangled branches of a tree to the clear, pale winter sky, with a few reddish leaves just hanging on.
The tree in question is next to an Auckland hospital.There for a follow-up appointment yesterday with the surgeon who handled my cancer treatment last year and who performed life saving surgery. All going well despite a fair amount of ongoing pain – the surgeon was happy with progress, but confessed that he had no certainty at all that I would make it through.
In this picture I am reminded by nature of the bleak time when I was tangled up and literally just hanging on… but there was always the expanse of a sky above to reach up to. Hope is everything in such a situation, so very powerful…
…fractured tales, etched in bark…
‘Cloaked In Autumn Red II’
…iridescent in autumn light…
…to strive for, to live for…
…predicting growth and beauty…
‘Jacaranda Summer Dream’
‘Kauri Bark Mosaic II’
‘Kauri Bark Mosaic’
…desolated, stripped bare, still reaching upwards…