Friday flowers

Small white flower clusters mixed in with green mosses seen on Mt Ruapehu, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Alpine flora. Seen near the snowline on Mt Ruapehu, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

 

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“… Make the most of freedom and of pleasure”

In the clouds; Mt Ngaruahoe from the Desert Road. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Mt Ruapehu from the Desert Road. image: Su Leslie, 2017

Perhaps it’s because I live at sea-level that the sight of the mountains on New Zealand’s Central Plateau never cease to fill me with joy and wonder.

As I was driving, the Tears for Fears song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” started playing, and for a few moments, the world was pretty damn perfect.

Regular Random: five minutes with cavolo nero flower buds

Close up shot looking down onto pale yellow cavolo nero flower buds radiating from stem.  Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Cavolo nero flower buds. Image; Su Leslie, 2017

This year is the first I’ve grown cavolo nero in my garden, so I had no idea what to expect when the plants started to go to seed. Certainly not the mass of beautiful and delicate yellow flowers radiating from a slender stem.

And because there is something quite ethereal about the flowers, I couldn’t resist editing a few shots in aged b&w.

Five Minutes of Random (the #RegularRandom challenge) is 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 see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post
  • have fun!

Silent Sunday

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017