17 March 2010

Willow at Wanaka

A tree with the right idea on a day like this.
At Lake Wanaka in the January heat, an old willow cooled off in the shallow water near the shore. The midday air hardly moved.

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7 comments:

Clare said...

Stunning Pete. You can sense the stillness of the air.

leonie.wise said...

WOW. i love your photos and this one makes my heart jump.

Anne-Marie said...

Oooh, lovely. What a beautiful spot. Did you go for a swim?

Barbara said...

Amazing that rooted things can evoke a ballet ...

pohanginapete said...

Cheers Clare. Now we've just had a cold snap it's hard to recall that heat — but I wish I could!

Leonie, thanks :^)

Anne-Marie, no, no swim. Where it wasn't too shallow, it was too weedy or too cold... anyway, you know me. If it's less than tepid, I'm reluctant ;^P

Barbara, true — I'm sure there's a fancy French name for this pose ;^)

Zhoen said...

A lovely image of the kind of weather I dread. Heavy and oppressive. Nor would I wade there, though I'm sure the willow is happy.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, when we first arrived at this spot the weather was much brighter — hot but without the oppressiveness. The cloud gradually built up as a front approached. I photographed this on the way back.