"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Beginnings… And Endings


A new day dawns.
And my stay ends…

Picture taken from Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand

6 responses

  1. I know that the monastery is on the North Island, but with the palm trees, I’m wondering how tropical it is there at the Kapua monastery. Do they have seasons (like a real winter)?

    April 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    • Although those distinctive tree silhouettes look like palms they are, I believe, a native New Zealand species, quite unlike anything I have seen in the tropics.
      The winters – even on North Island – can be very cold, and snow is far from rare!

      April 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    You do rise early, don’t you? Beautiful image.

    April 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    • Yes, but I also retire to my bed ridiculously early!
      Very pleased you liked the snapshot…

      April 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  3. S. Etole

    Those NZ skies have a unique quality about them. Beautiful images all.

    April 27, 2013 at 6:43 am

    • Yes, I find their skies amazing too… which is odd. Normally I’m only so aware of the sky when the scenery is particularly flat, or mountainous!

      April 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

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