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Along the Clutha River

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24/06/2013 at 11:27 pm

Broken Bridge

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Spotted this decaying old bridge on the way down to Tongariro, but went right past. It stuck in my mind though and I made a point of looking out for it on the way back…

Can’t quite explain it, but it feels so desolate, so absolutely lost and forgotten. The stream it once traversed is dried up, probably diverted for irrigation purposes. I don’t know – no  sign of it nearby. No houses or buildings of any kind. Just this old broken bridge. Like the remains of a dinosaur.

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10/08/2012 at 11:11 pm

2 Angels

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I can’t help wonder a bit if the arm that’s missing was the one that held the umbrella? And also… what would it be like to have your sole companion through the centuries to be a blind, deaf mute? Is there any point in complaining if no one knows?

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14/07/2012 at 12:08 am

Fading sign of human occupation

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I am always happy when I see signs that nature is winning the small battles – at least for the moment… and, I suppose, in the end she’ll win it all, no matter how we struggle, though I am thinking, barring a last-minute Mayan coup, that we don’t have to hold our speci-al breath over that any time soon. (What IS the adjectival word relating to a species? There must be one…)

Found this decaying old postbox just down the road from me, the property behind it as inaccessible as Sleeping Beauty’s papa’s castle after she’d pricked her finger on the spindle. No reason for me to go poking in there – but no doubt some ambitious young man will sooner rather than later. And once again the struggle between man and nature renews itself.

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24/06/2012 at 2:18 am

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