One Word Photo Challenge: Growing out of Dirt


Good morning from a calmer and drier Hastings day.

An update on our earthquake.  We have had over 1500 aftershocks.  Most of them I don’t feel, but the stronger ones are definitely felt. I have the Geonet app on my phone which was going crazy with notifications.  I had to turn them off.  Wellington had a bad day yesterday as some of the buildings are not in good shape around the CBD and then on top of the damage there was a massive storm with lots of rain and flooding.  It never rains, but it pours.  Down in the South Island at the epicentre of the quake it is getting rather dire with food and water running out.  Navy ships should be docking this morning and airlifting supplies to that area. That area is completely cut off from the world.  It is incredible how much damage was done down there.

As to Hastings.  Yesterday we have a very, very windy day. That in itself, is very uneasy as you wonder about any damage done to buildings and also trees and whether the strong winds would just add to the damage.  But nothing happened.  I went out earlier this morning to capture the supermoon and there were a few branches around, blown off the trees.  That was it.  Thank goodness.  As to the supermoon – we have had cloud and rain the past 2 nights so when I got up this morning and saw clear skies I just had to head out.

Thanks again for all your caring comments.  Much appreciated.

Here are some photos for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.  Some toadstools and mushrooms growing up out of the dirt.



Finally some seed pods lying in the dirt among these tree roots.

One Word Photo Challenge: Dirt

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8 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Growing out of Dirt”

  1. Hi Raewyn, Glad to hear your neck of the woods is okay. The newest PDIL has a family member in the South Island. They were evacuated a 0400, after the quake, and told to go to higher ground. All okay there also, although I have not had any further updates. The ‘Shaky Isles’ is an apt name over these past few years. Hope all goes well for you and yours, and the worst over for the country.


  2. I feel so sorry for those hardest hit. I hope things go back to normal soon. I’m so happy you are all well and safe. Our country is such a mess Raewyn. So truly TERRIBLE. Your photographs are beautiful. Organic and lovley.


  3. Oh my gosh, Raewyn, I had no idea what has been going on. Thank goodness you are OK! I’ve been on the receiving end of disaster from Mother Nature and yes it is shocking how much damage and how much danger there is. Stay safe, dear friend!!! ❤


  4. You sound like you are dealing with the problem intelligently and efficiently. I’m terrified of earthquakes and have always done my best to stay away from active earthquake areas … yet no matter where you live, the earth can decide to move, even if it hasn’t done it for thousands of years. I’m glad you’re okay. Really glad!


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