I’ve run out of excuses! My involvement with NZ Sculpture OnShore is now a fading memory, Christmas is past, the weather is glorious and there are absolutely no reasons why I shouldn’t resume morning walks. I should add that a quick glance in the mirror reveals a major reason I NEED to get some exercise.
I actually like walking; especially in the early morning. I like the quiet and the solitude. I dislike the traffic noise that’s been increasing daily in the last week and — to be honest — I’m a bit bored with the walks available in my neighbourhood.
Of course, this is part of a wider need to move on, but in the meantime, I’m trying to find new joys in the current situation. Photography is one of those. Yesterday I set out early enough to find dew still clinging to some agapanthus.
Widely planted in New Zealand, agapanthus is now considered an invasive species – a weed in fact. I can understand this, as it is prolific. But on the other hand, it’s a flower I like.
A bit further along the way I encountered pohutukawa trees lining the path between the upper harbour and the motorway. Pohutukawa is considered New Zealand’s native “Christmas Tree” for its seasonal scarlet or crimson blossom. This season seems to have provided ideal conditions, and trees everywhere I’ve been seem laden with blossom.
And finally a rose; neither native nor invasive, and not particulary prevalent in my neighbourhood. But this one looked perfect.
This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR digital devices photo challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. You can find out more here.