Daily Post Photo Challenge: Circle

Close-up shot of coloured bubbles with the photographer reflected in them. Bubbles caused by refraction on oil-on-water. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Oily bubbles form in the tide. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Despite (no, actually because of) the storm that has been sweeping down the country, the Big T and I went to the beach yesterday. Floating around the rocks at Takapuna beach, we found these coloured bubbles — an oily residue that has foamed in the tide.

Close-up shot of coloured bubbles with the photographer reflected in them. Bubbles caused by refraction on oil-on-water. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Oily bubbles form in the tide. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Although not quite perfect spheres, they reminded me of crystal balls, and I found myself peering inside — heartened to see the Big T in there with me.

But as Dolly Parton said:

The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball.

This post was written for the Daily Post Photo Challenge.