Long beautiful warm days are my only excuse not to have blogged over summer. Tomorrow is March and officially ends ‘summer’, not that I think the weather is going to change in a huge hurry… Here’s a wee taster of some of the things I got up to over summer. Still so many places and people I have been around and still many stories to tell, if only for Mr Time !
The serenity and trust of this child in the hands of an adult is both beautiful and frightening. It is only when you capture how trusting a child is in the hands of an adult that I know how fragile life is.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.
Many years ago I performed on stilts for a school production at the Wellington Town Hall. It was nerve wracking and I was muttering many prayers that I did not fall down and let the side down – luckily I didn’t.
These lovely ladies (my note: low resolution doesn’t work well with white!) perform on stilts (http://www.bandsforhire.co.nz/empress_stiltdance.htm) because they love it and are fantastic at their art. I loved the fluidity when they moved and the way in which the wind played with their costumes. I will leave this art form to the experts!
…. although still to be confirmed by the good folks at Guinness World Records.
Last Sunday, 25 November 2012, armed with my 50mm lens, I took my family along to Lyall Bay Beach, Wellington, to see Adventure Wellington (www.adventurewellington.co.nz), with support from the important people and associates from Weta Workshop, set out to break the Guinness World Record for the most sandcastles built in one hour. Over 3000 people came together on sunny Lyall Bay Beach to break the record and it looks like they did it with 1523 sandcastles passing the required grade. Yay Wellington. A very enjoyable event for my family, friends and I – thank you.
Importantly, the Neonatal Trust (www.neonataltrust.org.nz) got to raise funds from this event to support the neonatal units around New Zealand. A fantastic cause!