When the neighbour’s dog had barked non-stop for 50 minutes today I picked up my camera and headed to Pauatahanui for some peace and quiet and some fresh air.
Our long fine summer continues and the sky was intensely blue and cloudless.
My eye was caught by these skyscapes.
The church is St Albans, an Anglican church which dates back to the time of the early European settlement in the area. It is special to my family as two of my children have been married in this church.
I also took some more photos of the rosehips on show in the nearby Burial Ground but I will save those for another post.
What a delightful series of aspiring architecture lifting into the blue sky.
Thanks Juliet. My eye kept being drawn towards that magnificent blue sky. Isn’t it interesting how our eye is caught by new images even after several visits to a place. I came home refreshed…..and the dog was silent.
Love that last photos of the cross and the rosehips – quite symbolic, I thought. And your sky looks pretty much like ours has been down here in Christchurch for the last couple of days! 🙂
Thank you for your comment. I was delighted with some of my photos from yesterday. The light was reasonably kind and I struck some clever tricks for capturing things that I had missed before. I will reflect on the symbolism of the cross and the rosehips. I would be interested in your reflections as they struck you.
We had beautiful blue sky too. Picture perfect. Love the tapestry effect of the rose hips. Well, I think of it as a tapestry or a fabric.
More clear summer skies here too and the water shortage continues to bite. I was thrilled with the photo through the rose hips too. I like your impressions of a tapestry or fabric. The rose bushes are not trimmed in any way (or watered other than by rain) so they are free-form, spreading, rambling….lovely.
Brent’s family first settlers to NZ are buried there – Galloway’s – it is a lovely old place.
It is a lovely place Leanne. There is a board with a “who’s who” of burials there so I will look up the Galloways and find their spot. I will enjoy having a connection to someone resting there. I had ancestors who laboured on farms in the area but they moved away and rest elsewhere.
I didn’t know there was a board there, will put it on my list to pop in and have a look.
They have done a couple of things to help people find ancestors who lie in this lovely spot. It is amazing that the roses do so well with no watering other than any rain that falls.
Ooooh Linley what a beautiful pictures in your post. I love the last one. The cross and the rosehips. So beautiful. The church also.
I’ve enjoyed your post of the skyscapes. Really!
Thank you very much Diana. Sometimes there seems to be a higher power at work when I go out with my camera nowadays. I came home feeling very contented. I am glad you enjoyed the photos too.
If you are inspired and you work with your heart then the higher power is always with you. To guide you, to help you.
I believe it sincerely.
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