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Spring and Autumn are my favourite times of year. The Botanical Garden in Wellington is always such a sea of colour in Spring, I can never resist taking the camera down on a sunny morning to capture the first rays of light touching the petals. I love watching the people round me – we humans seem to come back to life after winter. One day I’d love to photograph the spring flowerbeds at the Garden with babies dotted amongst the flowers. I wonder if the Wellington City Council would let me?

The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beautyand wonder of the world… I have loved the feel of the grass under my feet, and the sound of the running streams by my side. The hum of the wind in the treetops has always been good music to me, and the face of the fields has often comforted me more than the faces of men.

I am in love with this world…I have tilled its soil, I have gathered its harvest, I have waited upon its seasons, and always have I reaped what I have sown.

I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.”

John Burroughs

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