Friday, 26 April 2013

Coastline Trees....

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.....
                                                                                      Rabindranath Tagor

A blustery day on the North coast.

I took these photos during an early
morning walk along the ridge,
about two hundred feet
above the sea. 

The trees are called Manuka
our native version of
tea tree.

They are quite shallow rooted
but somehow they hang there
as if by one thread
connected to the soil.

Today I'm joining Mary
for Thursday Inspiration
where the prompt is

Thank you for your kind comments

À bientôt

Be kind to one another




Vee said...

The tree is a lovely frame through which you see the sea beyond. I've never heard of a Manuka Tree or a tea tree, though I've heard of tea tree oil so perhaps that's the hook to snag onto. Very interesting post and a very beautiful one.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos of the gorgeous scenery Shane. The trees look rather flimsy hanging on to the cliff side don't they. What a view though! Blessings, Pamela

kathyinozarks said...

i love your photos-look like paintings

gilly said...

What lovely pics of what is obviously a beautiful coastline. I love that quote, and the image of the trees reaching upwards.
Have a happy day,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Lovely north coast line pictures you show us here. Hard to say goodbye to the good weather season...

Lorrie said...

What lovely sculptural trees. The tenacity of trees is amazing - they get a foothold on a rocky cliff and thrive! I've not heard of a Manuka tree either.
Have a wonderful day, Shane.

debra @ homespun said...

oh to take a morning walk there...:)

Jeanie said...

What a fine sea view! The trees are lovely, silouhetted against that background.

flowersandhome said...

Truly gorgeous pictures you took early in the morning.

Katherine Wolak said...

Absolutely stunning! I love gnarled trees, SO beautiful!


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love trees and the sea. Wonderful photos.

Lavender Cottage said...

Do these manuka trees have blossoms where manuka honey originates?
A nice view for a walk, thanks for sharing it with us.

Dorthe said...

Isen`t it just amazing how nature struggles and win to go on growing and holding on to the most impossibly places, like what you so beautifully shows us here, dear Shane.- A wonderful view -just breathtakingly pretty.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

The Faerie Factory said...

The pictures are stunning such brave and strong little trees. We're off to the coast this weekend too can't wait to see the sea. Sarah x

Radka said...

Lovely pictures, as always :-)

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Lovely photos, and such a wonderful view!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I actually thought these were paintings at first. Here in Canada we had famous artists called the Group of Seven and your pictures remind me very much of their work.


Beautiful views!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images, very scenic.

Linda said...

You compose beautiful images whatever the weather - very atmospheric and interesting about the tree. I tried creating the type of collage you gave a link for on your recent email. However, I have ended up by installing an unwanted toolbar instead. I'm going to stay with the Picasa editing which I'm more familiar with until our son can help me out! Thanks anyway - I shall enjoy seeing your lovely collages for the time being! Have a good week!

Mary said...

.....tell me dear, is there anyway in NZ that doesn't have beautiful scenery?

Lovely pics!

Mary X

Marilyn said...

When you head north I always wonder if it is near my friends in the Bay of Island area. So very pretty!

Barbara said...

Love the colours - such a combination and the shapes.

~*~Patty S said...

oh my
how stunning and you can walk there!

When I hear "Manuka" I think of the prized and precious honey that is supposed to have great healing properties...wondering if it comes from those trees?

I had a bit of a problem leaving a comment on your lovely "Fav Shoppe" blogpost ... got a Service Error message ... not sure my comment made it thru...maybe the computer is telling me to go play in my art cave and extract myself from my fav chair ... it is such fun to 'visit' with you all ways!


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