Holding On and Letting Go

Autumn foliage colours complement this pretty church and brighten up the street frontage, further up the street from where we live. The photos were taken during my walk yesterday, a glorious sunny, blue sky day.

Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand


My title is taken from a quote I read this morning, I’ve found it’s attributed to Rumi

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go

It seemed wonderfully appropriate for photos of autumn foliage.


Any of these photos can be seen large-size.. *Click on the photo to enlarge*

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Acknowledgement: I found the quote on Anita’s lovely post  Letting go…


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Funny … in Gore yesterday I took some of snaps of the wee brick church across from the New World supermarket. It’s for sale now (church, not NW). I may post some later.

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    1. Yes I know the church (although I’ve only viewed it from outside). Must ask Nigel if he took photos of it in the last few years. They’ve already changed the landscape there to what it was, and now I can’t remember how it looked before! So easy to forget.. glad you’ve taken some shots – who knows what’s going to happen on that site?

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      1. The big St Johns in Invercargill was sold recently—gorgeous building—the ashes of the deceaseds disinterred, the place de-holified and sold to the Southland Institute of Technology. I believe it is to become a campus site. (Dammit, I’ll post some snaps.)

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  2. Those trees are beautiful, especially against the fantastic blue sky – but it feels so weird to see them when we’re in spring here. Does rather strange things to my head, hehe! (Especially ‘cos I have a window over the garden right by the PC, so I can see both seasons at once!)

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  3. Oh, thank you so much Liz!!! Both because you found the fantastic poet Jalal al-din Rumi and also for mention me and giving a link to my blog !! 💕 Thanks!! Your images are wonderful and fits very well to the quote. So now you have autumn on your side of the earth while we in Europe can enjoy the spring before the long summer. Vice-versa!

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