The magnolia tree’s at that stage where the flowers haven’t quite opened, and the tree really did remind me of a candelabra today; albeit one swaying in the wind.
“The journey not the arrival matters”
– T.S. Eliot
Eliot’s words are particularly true when the journey is made in good company. This shot was taken last year when the boy-child and I were on a road-trip to visit family in Whanganui. A-typically for a teenager (but typical of the photographer that he is), he insisted on an extremely early start so that we could experience sunrise on the Desert Road.
It’s school holidays here, and although I’m sure there will be kids on Auckland’s beaches today, I doubt they’ll be quite so keen for a cooling-off.
Lens Artists Photo Challenge | Cooling
Although my little “grove” of citrus trees isn’t large, and the trees themselves are quite small, this year we have an abundant harvest of lemons, grapefruit and yuzu — oranges and mandarins not so much.
I would prefer to harvest them gradually, on an as-needed basis so that they are always fresh, but too many were ripe at once, so I’ve been out with the secateurs and a basket.
The extra lemons I can give away, and grapefruit is appearing on the breakfast menu a lot at the moment. I could do with a good yuzu recipe or two though.
Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. If you’d like to join in:
- choose a subject or a scene
- spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
- try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
- have fun!
- tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post
If I’d looked more closely at Deb’s One Word Sunday last week, I’d have rationed my “huge art, tiny people” shots from Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Auckland, so as to have some left for this week’s word | Dwarf.
But I found these (pre-DSLR) shots of the magnificent ‘Angel of the North.’ At 20 metres tall, it definitely dwarfs its human visitors.