10 July 2015

The big chill

Much of the central and southern North Island is currently smothered in snow and ice, with the main highways north closed. The snow hasn't yet got as low as my place, but I thought another photograph from my recent walk to Kiritaki hut would be appropriate.

[New post up on the other blog: 'A kind of review (or maybe not) of Brian Doyle's 'The Plover''. If you're used to my usual kind of writing, you might want to brace yourself.]

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Elephant's Child said...

Stark and elegant mystery and beauty.

Zhoen said...

If this were a painting, I would condemn it as an improbable fiction. Because it is a photograph, it feels like something fantastic, full of phantasms and haunted.

pohanginapete said...

EC, that's a lovely way to describe it — those words express what it felt like. Thank you.

Zhoen, it definitely had an unreal feeling. The way the snow, later turned to ice, had plastered one side of the stag-heads gave the impression of a second world superimposed on the original. Strange, improbable, fantastic.