First blossom; kowhai tree in our garden. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
The kowhai tree in our garden has begun to blossom this week. As more and more flowers emerge, hopefully the tui and kereru will return to feed on them.
Waiting for the music. Highland dancer competing in the Helensville A&P Show Highland Dancing competition, Auckland NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Competitions always involved lots of waiting; for the event to begin, for your turn to perform, and for the judges’ decision.
Here are a few moments of waiting from this year’s Helensville A&P (Agricultural & Pastoral) Show, north of Auckland.
Wood choppers waiting to begin their competition. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Waiting the judges’ decision. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Waiting for the next event; an audience for the woodchopping. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Clean nails? What are the judges looking for here? Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Daily Post Photo Challenge | waiting
Sun setting over the Pukapuka Inlet, seen from Mahurangi East, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
When I saw Desley’s collection of gorgeous sunset shots (Oooh, Shiiiinyyyy!) I found myself nodding in agreement with her comment about the sky as a source of distraction. I could happily watch the sun rise and set … until the cows come home.
Rocks at Langs Beach, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Air, water, earth; the visible elements in my landscape. But the strongest force to shape Auckland and Northland is its largely unseen, but ever-present volcanoes — fire in its most extreme form.
Daily Post Photo Challenge | elemental
Marijke de Goey, “The Mermaid” (1999). Sculpture located at Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2015
…. when it’s a sculpture.
“My jewellery is sculpture for the body,
my sculptures are jewellery for the landscape.” — Marijke de Goey.
For me, art can bridge the gap between the mundane and the profound; the taken-for-granted “real” world and the dreams and imaginings of our souls.
Daily Post Photo Challenge | bridge