Sun rising behind toi toi bushes, Greenhithe, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Tuesday morning sunrise at Wainoni Park, Greenhithe, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Most days for the last week or so, my part of Greenhithe has been enveloped in morning mists, giving even the most suburban landscapes a serene, other-worldly quality.

Behind the mist, people are getting ready for whatever their day holds. In a way, we all live behind the mist; our lives seen only in outline by those who pass by.

Sun rising behind Ti Kouka (cabbage tree) silhouette. Wainoni Park, Greenhithe, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Ti Kouka (cabbage tree) silhouette. Wainoni Park, Greenhithe, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Ti Kouku (cabbage trees) silhouetted against misty morning sunrise. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

“I’d wait alone here for that rendezvous …” (Forever Tuesday Morning, The Mockers, 1984). Image: Su Leslie, 2016

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Today’s New Zealand Music Month link-up song is Forever Tuesday Morning, a 1984 hit for The Mockers.Ā  It’s a song about lost love, with the line “without you my life’s gonna be forever Tuesday morning” repeated over and over.

It’s an incredibly catchy song; the tempo kind of at odds with the melancholy lyrics. It’s a song I find myself singing over and over in the car. I do wonder sometimes what other drivers think.

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Tuesday morning

18 thoughts on “Tuesday morning

  1. A very interesting observation – “we all live behind the mist; our lives seen only in outline by those who pass by”. I think I’m going to be holding on to that thought for a while.

    I really like the first photo with that fuzzy tree. What kind of tree is that? It looks like something out of a Dr Seuss story šŸ™‚

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    • I agree. Walking on these mornings has been a real pleasure. And when I do meet someone else, there is a little moment of uncertainty as they appear from the gloom.

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  2. Su, your photos are so beautiful! What kind of tree is that in the first shot? The cluster of trees close to the center. The song is cracking me up. I was doing about three things when I hit play and didn’t notice the heading with the date and I thought “This sounds like about 1985.” I was so close. There really is an unmistakable quality to music from that time period. šŸ™‚

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