Jewels of autumn

Fallen leaves, Dunedin Botanic Gardens. Image: Su Leslie, 2018

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No fishing today

No fishing today. Boat pulled up on beach, Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2018

Sometimes the stillness of a scene penetrates my “never shuts down” head, and for a moment, I have no words, no conscious thoughts.

Lest we forget: ANZAC Day 2018

The Big T’s great uncles:

— Pte Eric Andrew Gray, died in the Somme Valley, France, March 1918

— Lt Harry Marshall Wright, died at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, August 1915.

Commemorated alongside other servicemen and women from the Canterbury region at the Field of Remembrance, Cranmer Square, Christchurch.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.— Laurence Binyon, “For the Fallen”