I made this image the day before summer solstice. It expresses the rising energy of the full moon and peak sun. I think of the fish rising also, and swimming rapidly through the sea.
Among the red, yellow and green pohutukawa leaves I've tucked the occasional flax flower. The pohutukawas are slow to bloom on the west coast this year, and their colour is very dark (unlike the scarlet blossoms of the city); but the flax has been flowering profusely since November. The tuis are flocking around to enjoy the sweet nectar, then perch high and sing their hearts out.