Writing inspirations – looking back through ages at the violence of nature

In case anybody is wondering about the violence of New Zealand’s tectonic past (and present, and future), I thought I’d post this picture.

The uplift was HOW far?
The uplift was HOW far?

See those layers of stones near the top of the cliff? Well, they used to be the beach. For me, not so much an inspiration to write as one to go and sort out the family emergency earthquake kit.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2015


4 thoughts on “Writing inspirations – looking back through ages at the violence of nature

  1. We often underestimate the power of nature. This one photo hits that message home. Those in Nepal and the Swiss Alps are suffering from her backlash. I’m glad your part of the world has been quiet.

    1. It hasn’t – we’ve had a cluster of moderate quakes including a Mw 6.4 that have shaken us up a bit in the last week. But nothing too serious and nobody hurt. Unlike Nepal where the bad news keeps coming. A heart-wrenching tragedy.

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