Good morning from a cool, but sunny day in Hastings.
I am feeling very patriotic this morning. The All Blacks won a bruising encounter last night against the Spring Bocks, much to the delight of my husband. So this morning it is the turn of the sailors on Team Aotearoa to win at the America’s Cup in San Francisco. When the Louis Vuitton Cup was being sailed it was a real farce with no real challenging races. But now it is a lot more exciting. And we are winning.
I just love this photo of the ferns. This was taken the other day when I had to go out into town, but stopped off at Cornwall Park to take some photos as you do. I started off feeding the ducks and then went around to the native bush area actually just to take photos of ferns as I wanted to use them for embellishments, When I got home I found this photo. It really stood out to me and I wondered what I should do with it.
I am developing a range of Kiwiana papers which features images of ferns which I have used as background and also as a card behind the photo. This is a smart template to start with so it was just a matter of clicking and dragging the images where I wanted. I also deleted elements that I didn’t want as I felt the photo was too strong on it’s own. I was up to late last night wondering what I was going to do with it. Then early this morning I thought of our national anthem. So it was onto Google too get the actual words, for both the English and Maori version. The Maori version is not an literal translation of the English version –
O Lord, God,
Of all people
Listen to us,
May good flourish,
May your blessings flow.
Actually when you hear this being sung you can really feel this.
So go the Kiwis.
Cheers and have a nice day