Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Making a good choice

At the top of the cliff, in the dry sandy soil, there was a profusion of yellow pea flowers, rice flowers, smokebush, heath and native iris to name a few. I found pink hakeas as well and since I have not included them before was keen to get a good shot.

Unlike yesterday's flower, Hakea not at all easy to capture. The flower grows along the branch where leaves also stick out. I just could not get the right bits focused so in the end made a choice (hopefully a good one) of this more abstract rendition.

Words to walk with:
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference"


  1. It's hard to take that road sometimes, I think only when we look back do we see the path.

  2. And your photo is just right.