Pauline, this is my second thought about landscape. We came to New Zealand in 1996. I had visited once, walked down Lambton Quay, taken a drive to the Hutt and a drive from Picton to Christchurch via the west coast. 4 days. Fiona and the children came here sight unseen! Once we were here we realised it was a foreign land, we had no connection: No family and no understanding of the land. I could not visualise the tip of the NI or the bottom of the SI or anything in between. I did not understand the land, the weather, the place and how it worked and therefore how I should interact with it. How could we call this place home? In January 2013 we went to Northland for a family holiday. Fiona and I went for a walk and we came across this place, a very normal place of flax, cabbage trees, ocean, land and sky, New Zealand. As I was making this image I felt a connection I had never felt in New Zealand, soft, gentle, uplifting, familiar, excitement. Home? Perhaps. Something special? Yes: The moment I first Connected with New Zealand!