Clouds over WaterstoneIn another instalment in the sporadic series “Views of Kapiti”, this was a shot I took from the housing estate I live in, while out walking my baby daughter (to sleep).

I found the vivid “tri-colour” effect of this shot pleasing: the green of the regenerating bush of the Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve [click here to view map]; the white of the cumulonimbus cloud against the blue of the sky.

Given the recent resurgence in discussion about a new flag for New Zealand, it occurred to me that these colours/motifs would be a good basis for a flag design…

See also: Views of Kapiti 3: Wharemauku Stream; Views of Kapiti 4: Maungakotukutuku Valley; Views of Kapiti 5: Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve; Views of Kapiti 6 – Reikorangi farmscape; Views of Kapiti 7: Morning mist over Hemi Matenga; Views of Kapiti 8: the kahikatea of Ngatiawa