Just a garden variety butterfly flitting around a garden variety garden. There’s nothing wrong with the garden variety, you know… We can’t all be fiery hothouse creations Mad with passion Demanding non-stop attention Showing off in front of the whole wide world. Some of us quietly do what we’ve got to do and carry onContinue reading “Garden variety butterfly”
Last one. I promise. Okay, I don’t promise… But we’ll go back to the more usual diversion tomorrow. I promise. Maybe… But come on… The four naked trees in winter just make for an interesting piece. And good things come in threes…
Apologies for putting two of these little globes up in a row, but I’ve had a bit of fun making them, experimenting with different types of subjects. Landscapes are the easiest to work with as long as you’ve got a bit of variety in the terrain. But anything that can be shot or cropped toContinue reading “Auckland Sunset”
Yeah, it’s a photoshop trick – but still… I rather like it, if only for being able to use one of my surfer photos. I was especially fond of this one as he seemed to be skating on top of the water. OK and the splash next to him is pretty cool, too. Besides, itContinue reading “On Top”
I hadn’t made the connection before, but this piece and just thinking of Riga makes me hum Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love.” Found a video of him singing itand finally figured out how to embed it! Yay! This version is my favourite,from Austin City Limits in 1988. He looks much likeContinue reading “The end of time”
Memories that are shared are stronger and truer.
Love this one. I’m a sucker for long exposure urban shots… but then, who isn’t. This one has a bit of a twist. This is downtown Auckland shot from the MS Volendam last month.
Despite that glitz and glamour are about as far from anything I would define as ‘my style,’ I love it on a ship – the glitzier and more over the top, the better. I suppose it’s the immersion in a world that is not mine, not of my design or under my control. And notContinue reading “Phoney Fake Fabulous Fun”
Actually, this rose is NOT in my garden, it is in the Parnell Rose Garden, in Auckland. I love the phrase though as it is the title of one of my daughter’s favourite books books when she was small, by Anita and Arnold Lobel. (I think that’s their names, too late to look them upContinue reading “The Rose in My Garden”
Life can be such a struggle! There is so much competition out there – you just never know where it’s coming from.