Thursday, February 13, 2014


In the days when men had their haircut by a barber, the most brutal no nonsense 'style' was the 'short back and sides'. This standing corpse of a tree (stump seems too puny a word to describe the presence of this elephantine cliff of wood) reminds me of pictures of those nuggety blokes all shorn and ready for a hard day's 'yaka'. According to a plaque hanging on the fence this old gum tree was planted back in the 1860's in Motueka and was decapitated in 2006. The sign nailed to it  commands those who may have the desire/urge to climb it should forget it.

1 comment:

  1. In case anyone wants to find this, it's actually in Richmond, not Motueka :-)