One of the musicians wasn't up to his usual Saturday morning practise session but my companion and I visited him and I took some photos of his beautiful bone carvings (coming tomorrow or the next day). Forbes then suggested I take some photos of one of the characters of the Quarry Arts Centre in Whangarei. Doesn't he have a lovely face? But I wanted him relaxed,so I suggested he just talk to his wife while I snapped away.
And I noticed how his face softened when he looked at her:
At first she was a little shy I think.
But look what happened when she looked up at him. I didn't exist!
When we stepped outside to get photos of him working at his art, he entertained by reciting poetry, one of lifes true characters.
Then he went back to crafting a walking stick. Here's a work in progress. The pole is ash, the join puriri and the Y shaped bit is pearwood. It was beautiful to touch.
Thanks, Sandy and Kay, for allowing me that glimpse of love.