Friday, July 18, 2008

Some more Longshore Drifter jewellery making its way north and me collecting the greywacke and schist pebbles at Okarito Beach. Thanks Wayne for the photos of Okarito.

These tiny Okarito pebbles were collected during my last trip to NZ. When we 1st arrived at Okarito Beach which is renowned for its alpine views, a big storm had been through and instead of Alps, we found Falps- F for foam. This kept Wayne busy with the camera for some time chuckling away at his pun.

Okarito is a sad place for me and it was difficult making these pieces, even after a year. But as photos help me remember, the morning after the terrible storm, the weather cleared and the alps revealed themselves as I took tea on the beach and managed a smile. And there were the lenticular clouds, lenses of icecrystals, always forming in the path of turbulence. Or in the case of New Zealand, always forming!

3 comments:

Kay said...

To me your trip to NZ is special because you took the time to visit me and to leave a beautiful memory behind ... of a beautiful person ...

Kay said...

To me your trip to NZ is special because you took the time to visit me and to leave a beautiful memory behind ... of a beautiful person ...

kindling said...

I love pebbles on the beach in NZ... I have quite a collection myself, and some driftwood too... after some sweet talking the customs man! I can't imagine swimming on the beach, but just sitting and watching the wildness while big mountains loom and fossicking around is golden... i reckon..
nina