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2018: Week 1: Vision, Look Ahead

So, I have decided to challenge myself in a slightly different way this year. Instead of simply recording a photo a day, I have joined the Dogwood Photography Challenge.This gives me a focus for a photo each week. I can only submit one to the challenge page but that doesn’t stop me from posting more on this blog. This week I had two photos to choose from. The theme was Vision: Look Ahead

On a bushwalk in Mahia this week I saw these new shoots pushing through surrounded by skeleton leaves. I found these words from Bryant McGill’s book Voice of Reason;

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”

Bright green new leaves pushing through old skeleton leaves.

As we drove back along the road we came across this stunning view which also seemed like a good contender for looking forward.

Gravel road in foreground looking out to sea cliffs ahead and blue ocean to the left. Blue sky streaked with light clouds

Where I am is not actually where I am. It’s just a point on the road to where I am going. Who knows what is round the corner?

Which one would you choose to submit?



Teacher of Languages first and foremost but passionate about learning and teaching. I have been learning how to blend technology into my teaching for the last twenty years and worked for seven years supporting colleagues to build their skills and confidence using digital technologies as part of their teaching and learning. In 2014 I was honoured to be awarded an eFellowship from Core Education which was a challenging and fun year. I am now a Connected Learning Advisor with Core Education. In that role I support school leaders in their planning and implementation of technology. I love being in the outdoors and spend as much of my time as I can in the bush, by the ocean and on mountains.