Titirangi Storyteller

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Fern in dappled light

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Walking in the bush on a gloomy day is spooky – the light is flat, the trees seem flattened until you suddenly come upon a looming branch and narrowly avoid smacking your head on it. It is also very very quiet. Maybe an odd bird or two, but they tend to lay low when the air is heavy.

And maybe, if you get lucky, the clouds will split, just briefly and let a bit of sunshine through. And even if it is a very small amount, everything shifts, clears, becomes three dimensional and sharp. Hold onto that moment, because once it’s gone, you’re back to the muted, heavy gloom.


Written by Titirangi Storyteller

16/08/2012 at 12:46 am

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  1. This is exquisite!! Remembered what Ansel Adams said: “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”



    25/08/2012 at 10:13 pm

    • Thank you for the lovely lovely compliment! (Sorry took me so long to reply…)
      I agree with Adams – no doubt you do, too…
      But sometimes I think there’s just so much waiting and wanting to be clicked at – all we have to do is pay attention…


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