The first bloom of the year. This orchid soon will have got its second year at my place. It carried along with a friend of mine last year who runs restaurant at a region of 3.5 hours away from Sydney and visited me for my birthday. Glad it seems be happy to be at my place.
So here are a little more photographs I took at Christchurch while hopping on and off the trams. I understood that they have been taking years long restoration process coming through since 2011 quake. Some area were rebuilt while some area were in progress, or left as empty lots, which looked like as if time was stopped on the spot.
What impressed me though was that there were number of murals / street arts presented in Christchurch next to those spaces or gaps. It’s like the city was like art gallery. It looked like as if the arts took the mission thats for filling those empty spaces and gaps by those unique art works, which it could have made people despair if there were’t at all.
Some spots were heartbreaking to see for me, but at the same time, I felt people’s energy and pride via those stuff.
I came in Blue Mountain national park in an early morning. Weather was not ideal, it was foggy, misty, and cold. As we continued our foot to further down to photograph waterfalls, I noticed this wild flower. They grew out of cracks of rock wall and bloomed with beautiful pink petals.
The scene is still striking to me and, despite there are other photos in stock which may suit the theme ‘Growth‘ better, I still have picked up this image. 😉