The Journey : Mt Ruapehu

Patricia Howitt

Kaeo, New Zealand

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The first in a series. The mountain in the background is the volcanic peak of Mt Ruapehu – definitely not extinct – 9175’ – on New Zealand’s Central North Island Plateau. The mountain itself is from a photo I took in the late evening from Mangaturuturu Hut, one holiday weekend.

I have a friend in Wellington who loves the hills as I do, and we spent a fair bit of time out there in the days when I worked in Wellington. He always says he has to go out into the wilderness from time to time to get ‘grounded’ – and I know exactly what he means. This, combined with my recent discovery of Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” set me thinking …

Acrylic painting on canvas board 24″ × 30″.

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