I’ve decided to start doing blog posts of my photo adventures - I take so many photos and then don’t share half of them, plus I often have a story to share about these photos, experiences that are part of my visual journey - the kind of day it was, my mood, the music that inspired me that day (this is a biggie), the weather (a biggie too) and things like that.
I am not in any way a words person - I’m a visual person, so please look more at the images! hehe.
This is my morning adventure on the last day of autumn 2017.
It’s a crisp and clear day in Raglan... I’m all ready for an ‘exercise walk’ along the beach - but my plans change and I head up into the pine forest on an adventure instead.
Music in my ears and camera round my neck - my happy place.
Music seems to sway my thoughts - words stand out, and melodies inspire.
I have this place to myself. The light is magical.
I emerge out of the trees and spot the sea from up high - it’s breathtaking.
Through the paddocks, taking in the sea views then walking inland. I get to a paddock with cows - I’m on the stile and I need to walk to the next stile that the cows are right next to. They all get to their feet and are all staring my way... now I’m feeling a little bit anxious! I take my headphones off and they’re all mooing at me. Hmmm, maybe not - I don’t think these staunch cows are so keen to let me through.
So I turn back, thinking - I’ll just go back through the pines again then! But I end up going through gates and other paddocks instead - PHEW, I escaped the mad cows.
Walking along the grass, in my own little world, music blarring.
I turn to my right and see my favourite view appear - looking north up the coast, this makes me smile.
Across to Wainui Reserve and down the walkway to the beach.
The feeling when I get to the beach is CALM and it’s so warm, so I kick my shoes off and walk through the sand barefoot.
date: 31 May 2017
place: Raglan, pine forest above Wainamu Beach, Wainui Reserve, Ngarunui Beach
weather: clear, sunny, warm, windy up top, cold in the shade
music: (songs that stood out) damien rice / volcano, radiohead / bends
mood: inspired, confident, at peace
All images by Geraldine Burns, g. DESIGN ltd Copyright 2017