“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” ~ Anatole France
Ever since I came to Hanmer Springs I have run, walked, biked and enjoyed being in our forest in all seasons and weathers. It’s a wonderful place to escape and lose yourself, to find peace and healing by just being there. I made this image during autumn 2011 when I spent many hours finding solace in the forest away from Christchurch’s continuing tremors. It is in my favourite spot amongst the European larches which were planted in 1904.
Despite the peacefulness here, there are questions – Where does the pathway lead? What mystery lies beyond? We know the real answer but emotionally will we get to that spot and what will we find when we get there? This image tells me to relax and just enjoy the journey.