A View From Here: From The Writer’s Study
On Thursday, I posted on the latest and 5th instalment of the The Aotearoa Blog Carnival,which is part of celebrating New Zealand literature and letters as part of New Zealand being the official guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.
The theme for the fifth instalment of the The Aotearoa Blog Carnival is “A View From Here” and reflecting on the theme, I did feel there were so many slants and angles into it. On Thursday, I also said that I intended to develop the post into four views, from the micro to the macro, centered on being a writer living in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The four perspectives were to be the view from: my study, from Christchurch, from New Zealand, and as expressed through my books.
In terms of the actual carnival, the “View from Christchurch” did rather take over the show, and the link to that post is here.
But as stated then, I shall also post on all the other sub-themes—and today it is the micro of micro versions, the view from the writer’s study!
Yup, this is literally what I see when I am seated at the writer’s desk and look left, out the window. It’s a wattle tree, a hardy and evergreen Aussie import that has recently withstood earthquakes and unprecedented heavy snowfalls—and although it is a little late this year, it’s still one of our southern hemisphere spring’s first harbingers in my garden, producing a tracery of pale yellow blossom.
And that’s it—nice & simple, huh?! (Especially after Thursday’s “weighty” post! )