The year has been busy, exciting, happy challenging sad, frightening and more. I have so many new friends, new hopes for 2013, and new challenges ahead. These are some of my photos from this year, not favourites, or the best photo of the month, but ones that had a special meaning, or were taken at a special place.
Rangitoto Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, taken from St Heliers Beach. The dull grey morning, before the funeral of Hugh’s friend Ken Croskery. Clouds cleared, rain sped away, we gathered, tears fell,we talked, met old friends, and remembered times together ,tinged with sadness, some laughter, and happiness for his life and friendship with us and so many others. Unforgettable, irreplaceable .Fond memories, Ken.
Hugh and I stayed at a friend’s A Frame bach, high in the hills in the Central North Island. A haven of peace, quiet, and nature’s beauty.
We had a holiday at Piropiro Flats, and some mornings were cold and foggy. This was the beginning of a photography challenge, with a new Canon 550D .
Evening sky at our home, Nature has beautiful colours.
Morning sky at Rotorua, during my wonderful days there with the family
An old tree trunk toppled over in a storm, how many years was it standing tall and proud on the skyline?.
Morning mist at our place, looking to the West
The Otaki River, taken while trying to balance on the huge stones, too uneven to try and use a tripod. Slow shutter speed practice.
Wedding photos taken in our garden, one of the men quipped …” Do we we look girly enough?” The photo is cropped as I needed to ask permission before I posted the original.
The last tulip, after heavy rain.
Tutaenui Stream on our boundary,The colours seemed to be like a watercolour from one of the Great Artists.
Early morning,December 25th, a moment to reflect