Oh well since you ask, yes, the weekend was full of sparkle and sunlight!
|Sparkle and Sunshine, November 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
It was filled with days of big open air where the reflection of the sky in the water and the sparkle of the sunshine in the rock pools made the horizon almost dissolve. There was an ambiguity as to where one element stopped and the other began. I think that its in those spaces that the magic happens. Where a little bit of time dissolves and you become a little lost in the blurring of the boundaries between things.
|Sunshine and Seaweed, November 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
A beautiful constellation of barnacles (or ex-barnacles) caught my eye. Barnacles are on my 'list of favourite things' along with pebbles and a few other things.
|'Vacancy', November 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
The barnacles that attach themselves to whales must be the intrepid cousins of these more sedentary rock pool dwelling barnacles. A kind of 'baggage' of sorts that the whale is perhaps oblivious to. I always think a barnacled whale looks very wise. They lend a certain gravitas. I wonder if the number of barnacles on a whale increases as they age. Do whales accrue barnacles like we acquire wrinkles?
|Barnacled Landscape, November 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|