I really like this.
symbolic with the fire in the background. Simple but effective sense of peace and comfort of the human spirit.
I like the way the tree stands out with its black contrast against a classic Auckland icon. Its just so very kiwi. A dark broody feeling transposed with a lovely postcard image.
is it a Totara or maybe a Macrocarper?
the boat adds a human element.
This is the invasive weed pampas that New Zealanders so often confuse with that native beauty Toetoe. Pampas is a really invasive weed that is taking over much of the New Zealand environment.
You can tell a pampas from a toetoe by
pampas flowers in Autumn, toe toe in spring
The flowers frond of toe toe bend down wheres as pampas flowers stalks are more erect.
pampas is a more solid and vigorous plant. If its growing by the roadside North of taupo then its bound to be a Pampas. To find the real toetoe in Northland you have to get into the bush proper.West auckland around Muriwai is full of pampas.
however it is a nice photo.
well done. It gives the feeling of coldness.
A grand photo of one of those moments that only lasts for a short period. Good observation to notice something different
I like the sand in the foreground and the patterns and textures