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Come with me, into the wild...

Starling
Half-elven


Jan 20 2013, 7:06am


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Can you believe it's a week since we talked gardening and other earthy subjects?
It's been mostly too hot for gardening here, so evening watering and dead-heading have been my main garden activities.

Yesterday I was seized with the urge to go to one of my favourite places in the world. It's Taumutu beach, South-East of Christchurch. It sits just below Lake Ellesmere/Waihora. The whole area is of special importance to local Maori, and there is a great deal of local history to be found here.


When I was growing up this was our nearest beach. At night, when the wind was right, you could hear the waves crashing on the stony beach. No-one swims there because it is totally unsafe. So when you visit, you rarely see anyone else.
Yesterday I didn't see anyone apart from a few surf-casters.



This special place is where we scattered (or should I say flung) my mother's ashes three years ago. It was a wonderful and somehow invigorating day. Her presence feels very strong here.
I stood on the beach and looked out at the sea, and then shut my eyes and thought about my wonderful Mum. I opened my eyes and suddenly in front of me was a lone tern, a beautiful sight indeed. (This isn't my photo - it was way too fast for me!)


It was too hot to linger for long, but I did manage to pick up a few stones. No one in my family ever leaves Taumutu without some stones.


Do you have a favourite wild place? Do you have a place that reminds you of a special person?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Subject User Time
Come with me, into the wild... Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 7:06am
    Funny you should mention it... Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 20 2013, 10:26am
        Your last photo - just ... wow. / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 20 2013, 8:33pm
            It was a great day for Edoras photos. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 20 2013, 11:19pm
            Agreed - I want to buy a print of it! // Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 6:11am
        Did you forget the rule? Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 6:13am
        Those shots are riviting. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 6:09pm
    I love your special place! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 20 2013, 4:22pm
        Aunt Dora, I just knew you'd be along Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 6:21am
            One of the times wasn't more refined :-D Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 2:58pm
        Now just look at those two silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 6:58pm
        Aunt Dora, did you ever find out if your "square root" survived the fires? // AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Jan 21 2013, 7:21pm
            We haven't been back there yet, but I'm sure it did Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 7:31pm
                Oh, that's good to know. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Jan 21 2013, 7:53pm
                    Yes, there was a lot of beetle kill // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 8:08pm
    Here is mine! Like Aunt Dora, it's in Colorado Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 20 2013, 8:32pm
        I'm telling you right now, Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 6:28am
            From what I can tell Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 3:32pm
        What fun to read your account! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 3:20pm
    to the sea, to the sea, the white gulls are crying... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 20 2013, 8:52pm
        Misty of Chincoteague! Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 6:53am
            wild horses swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 21 2013, 7:44pm
                The Kaimanawa horses Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 21 2013, 8:00pm
                They are a mix Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 8:02pm
                    wild horses swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 21 2013, 8:27pm
                        I've just been musing on Thunderhead Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 8:37pm
                            thnderhead swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 21 2013, 8:42pm
            wild horses swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 21 2013, 8:02pm
        Waterworm welk? silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 7:10pm
            tracks and whelks and things and stuffs swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 21 2013, 8:20pm
    How about 'tamed wild'? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 20 2013, 8:59pm
        If you can't get out to Pukekura... Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 20 2013, 10:54pm
            In your link Lissuin i found something i really like. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 12:00am
                Mid-Atlantic Spring - sublime! Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 21 2013, 2:15am
                *bookmarks* Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 3:21pm
            Great video! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 21 2013, 12:56am
                One of my favourite childhood activities Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 7:08am
                    I've tried mimicking their squeaky calls Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 21 2013, 7:51am
                        It never fails! :-) // Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 7:57am
        All wilds are accepted here Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 7:01am
        I have never seen leaves quite like that. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 7:21pm
            The park has lots of tree ferns, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 21 2013, 8:10pm
                A ferndingle! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 9:37pm
    I'm not sure I can identify one place as my favorite Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 21 2013, 1:48am
        You can have as many favourites as you want Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 7:13am
        I love that phrase Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 4:11pm
        Central Park does have many fabulous trees silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 7:56pm
            sound... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 21 2013, 8:39pm
                YIKES! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 10:29pm
                    you would enjoy all the fixing the transmission on the picnic table stories Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 21 2013, 10:41pm
                        The red line is. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 22 2013, 12:33am
    This thread is such a lovely, relaxing virtual vacation. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 3:27pm
    I would be delighted Starling* silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 21 2013, 3:56pm
        Your photos are stunning Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 21 2013, 7:19pm
    This thread is the same, but different... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Jan 21 2013, 7:35pm
        I love it! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 21 2013, 8:51pm
    Wow! So many beautiful pictures of such breathtaking places! // zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jan 23 2013, 3:13am
    GORGEOUS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 25 2013, 3:11pm
        Into the wild indeed! Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 25 2013, 8:34pm

 
 
 

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