Before the rain came…

trees in feb 2013

It is dry here. Well, it was until the rains came today. The grass has been the driest I have ever seen it, a brownish-yellow hue instead of its usual intense lush green. The temperatures too, the highest I have experienced here. The sky and sea seem pure, clear, a bright blue in contrast with the yellow grass – a very different hue from the usual deep blue, grey blues of the sea and sky and the vivid green of the land. It is a landscape of another place. A drier, hotter place. I am strangely happy.

But the rain came today. All will return to normal. I will miss the landscape that seemed so achingly familiar, yet is not. Maybe I am from another place in my heart?

But the trees, it is always the trees, that remind me I am home.


About Angela Sefton

Painting…photography…mixed media…print making….design…journaling…writing…creating in stunning Taranaki by the wild west coast and a stunning mountain backdrop, with my four gorgeous (make that cute, but messy!) kids, my partner GB, and one very large fat cat. View all posts by Angela Sefton

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