Raining here today – all day.  Doesn’t look good for our Featherston trip tomorrow.  So I thought I’d just enjoy some of my photos from a fine evening at the beach.  These two were so busy checking their camera that they were taken by surprise when a wave rushed around the driftwood log – causing an outbreak of squeals and giggles…

life is full
of unexpected pleasures
and laughter


for dVerse Poetics

where once the river
ran pure to the sea
to the bridal bed, her dowry
for the birthing of continents
joining her waters
in love
with Tangaroa

now, defiled, she carries only
slow death and memories
gifts from men’s greed
and carelessness
her song ignored
her grief salt tears
for tomorrow


(Tangaroa – Maori god of the sea)