Another difficult one especially using a phone. The sunlight at this time of year in New Zealand is also quite harsh unless you can catch it in the small window as it disappears in the evening. There has also not been a great deal of sun this week!
It came out this morning between the wind and rain showers so I had a play. Nothing really spectacular, and mostly over exposed splashes. I could see the wind blowing the trees and the sun flashing between the leaves as the wind blew them so I grabbed my phone and headed out.
My boys bought me a beautiful garden ornament for Mothers’ Day and I thought that it might be interesting to see if I could catch the edge of the sun against it or through the holes. It proved trickier than I thought – partly because I couldn’t stand it in the right place to catch the sun and partly because the wind just blew it around too much, and partly because it is bright metal and the sun glinting off it just burnt everything else out! I enjoyed playing with some editing though…
In the afternoon I was out in the Redwoods in Rotorua briefly for a run before watching youngest son play hockey. The sun glinting through the tall trees gave me another opportunity to try to capture the edge of the sun. Still not very successful. The sunburst isn’t fantastic but I love the colours and the shadows in these two shots.
Always remember to look up!
Stunning clouds this afternoon out at Pukemokemoke. Also did my fastest ever circuit and then managed 2 more!
The working bee crew were out in force and had dosed the wasp nests so hopefully won’t be stung again. One day I will get to a working bee and give back to this amazing reserve that we have had so much joy from. I was talking to one of the volunteers who was telling me he had been working up there for 20 years. When he first started it was overrun with weeds, stoats, rats and possums. They are now all eradicated and the place is planted with native trees and the birdsong is back.
The library in the school we worked in today had beautiful round windows which let so much light in. The sky was brilliant.
Finished decorating the toilet them went for a walk /run round Lake Ngaroto. Beautiful clouds today.
Exhausted after two days of stimulating conversation with fellow educators. Prompting thinking, challenging assumptions, changing the world! An amazing sky as I left Rototuna Junior High School, I just had to pull over and take a photo.
I nearly didn’t go for a run this morning. Lots to do before getting to the edchatnz conference and feeling very sad after last night’s news. But I’m glad I did. I’ve decided that my hash tag for the day is going to be #theworldisbeautiful.
I made sure that I took the time this morning to notice the little things. The things that we take for granted. The things that we forget when we are bogged down in other “stuff” over which we have no control. I cannot possibly understand how desperate and sad someone must feel to want to leave our beautiful world. But it happens far too often to far too many young men especially in NZ. My heart is heavy. But our world is beautiful. We should hold on to that.
A day of sun and showers, dark clouds and rainbows.
Can never resist taking photos out of plane windows! Great light through the clouds to the sea flying into Wellington this afternoon. Edited with Snapseed.
I love taking photos out of plane windows but still don’t understand how the propellers are visible on photos when you can’t see them as they spin…. This is the view of Taranaki and the coast through the clouds.
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