Gannet colony; Muriwai New Zealand. Su Leslie 2017
“The crowd intimidates me, its breath suffocates me. I feel paralysed by its curious look, and the unknown faces make me dumb.” — Frederic Chopin
I suspect that if there is, somewhere, a photo of me in a crowd, I would be the embodiment of Chopin’s words. As far as I know, there isn’t.
But I wonder; could introversion ever be a character trait in gannets?
Given their highly communal breeding and chick-rearing habits, it’s not a trait that I’d wish on them.
In response to Debbie’s Quotation-inspired challenge at Travel with Intent
Early morning light, Collins Park, Greenhithe, NZ. Image: Su Leslie
Landscape is my mistress– ’tis to her I look for fame. — John Constable
Limestone formations, Waro Reserve, Hikurangi, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016
Somewhere under the clouds; Mt Ruapehu. From the Desert Road. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Tasman Sea, from the Awhitu Peninsula, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016
Seen en route to the airport to pick the Big T up from his UK trip. Su Leslie, 2017
Canterbury Plains, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie 2018
Afternoon shadows, Maungawhau/Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ. Image; Su Leslie
Each week Debbie at Travel with Intent offers a quotation to inspire image-sharing. This week’s quote comes from the English landscape painter, John Constable.