Tuesday, May 05, 2009


The last of the warm weather has departed & it is time to get out my fleece for the months ahead.Not that it will be too cold, after 40 years of Yorkshire weather winter in Auckland is a breeze. Although to look at the way Kiwi's wrap up, you would think we were in the South Pole not the City of Sails.

I have been talking over the past few weeks with a close friend about various obsessions...One of mine that I keep returning to again & again,is looking for patterns & textures in everyday places.

At first it was bricks, yes that's right just simple everyday bricks. The colours ! The textured surfaces, the way they are arranged both in buildings & in stacks.

Then it was paving cracks, random patterns that grabbed my attention & the way they weathered.
This was closely followed by tree bark & the colours of lichen the patterns as they grew on trees, rocks etc.

Currently it is all things circular,

where does this stuff come from ? OCD aside, it does provide some inspiration & on a good walk out can rival most abstract art for it's originality.You just have to look closely.

Listening to:

Sharp Practice

Watching :

Sharp Practice ( While wincing every time I am on camera )


Katherine said...

A post after my own heart! Lovely everyday beauty!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

You can always get some counselling David! I only charge thirty quid for a half hour online session. Please send me your credit card details for aswift appointment.

Daphne said...

It's weird to see conkers when we're just heading for Spring. I know it shouldn't be - - - but it is!