"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)

Posts tagged “New Zealand

Another Dawning: Part 3

kopua dawn (1 )


Picture taken at sunrise:  Kopua Monastery


From The Rising Of The Sun To Its Setting: Part 3


sun shines through rain;
the wonder of a timeless covenant.

Picture taken at Kopua Monastery

The Liturgy Of The Hours: Vigils


A full moon lights the way to vigils.

Requiem Introit

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
A hymn becomes you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall a vow be repaid in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer;
to you shall all flesh come.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Picture taken on the way to 4:00am Vigils, at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery. New Zealand

Taking My Bearings



Photograph taken by my son in Bluff, as he showed me some of New Zealand’s great beauty. I also took a picture of this landmark signpost – but to my chagrin, his was much better!

“Love A Duck..”

Picture of a duck taken in Queen’s Park, Invercargill, New Zealand.

Through A Glass, Somewhat Darkly

All is beautiful and welcoming,
but autumn in New Zealand is just a little cooler than spring in Cochin.
The climate renders me reluctant to stroll outside..


 View from my window, South Island, New Zealand.