I have lived in New Plymouth
now for ten years.

Over that time, I have
many times,
driven north
up the coast,
usually on my
way to Auckland.

of Awakino,
ten minutes drive
below Mokau ,
there is this
tree stump.

As drive past,
as I will be on
I always glance in
it’s direction.

This is one of my most
recent attempts at taking
a keeper.

I’m not sure but I would
like to see this image in
black and white.
Or, perhaps, the muddy,
dirty parts of the photo
Photoshopped and turned green
like the grass.