More bad news on the news this morning.  The devil’s work.

Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.  Their feet are swift to shed blood, ruin and misery are in their paths, and the way of peace they have not known.  There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3

in its death throes
hatred rages
shedding the blood
of innocents
as the serpent writhes
and the roaring
of the sea is heard
across the land


Been a funny old week – storms, travel, meetings and missed meetings – the best laid plans…  We left for Auckland last Monday to spend some time with friends, and also to call in on our daughter in the Bay of Plenty on the way home.  We left early in the morning and drove through the Paraparas in fog and mist.  Spectacular.

high country
sunlight through tears
New Zealand

So much happened, and so many photos.  I’ll share the journey with you in my next posts.  Thought that last photo was appropriate for Easter…