Saturday, May 31, 2014

Another Golden Tree

Last week, I posted about a golden tree sculpture for Thematic Photographic's Trees and Branches theme.

Today, June 1st, is the first day of winter in this part of the world. 
I went to school to write student reports, and saw this Ginkgo absolutely glowing in the low sun:

Gilded sculpture or Ginkgo?

Real tree wins, hands down!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Trees and Branches - TP 295

The latest Thematic Photographic theme, Trees and Branches, gives me the chance to share a recent visit to Pukekura Park in Taranaki, where a local artist/sculptor has planted  a 4 metre high golden tree.

I couldn't resist going to take a look. In the cool autumn light it didn't look very golden

Close-up of the foliage

Scale shot

The sun came out and made the gold golder

More natural - native trees along the path a way

And a giant oak looking ethereal

Find other branched and leafy shots at Written.Inc

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thematic Photographic 294: Landscapes

A broad theme this week, and I have some shots that fit! See more landscapes at Written Inc

These are from a road trip to the South Island of New Zealand. 

'Any landscape is a condition of the spirit'
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunday Snapshots

It's late autumn - a beautiful clear blue windless day, so I just had to take Manu out to the beach. 

To heck with the schoolwork, and the housework, and the catching-uppery...

Driving through the "village", the beach shopping centre, I saw that this cool little shop was closed - a good opportunity to stop and take a photo:

The Secret Garden

 We walked part of the way around the Estuary, but the tide was way out:

 There wasn't much going on, except the mangroves growing...

 So we went across the sand dunes, crossed the road, and walked along the ocean beach instead:

 There was a little more happening there -


It's Mother's Day in this country. If you're a mother, I hope you're having a splendid day!