This is a picture with a lot of significance for me. I took it in 2008 when I had just had serious surgery. About 10 days after going under the knife I had my first outing - I drove from Dunedin to Middlemarch, and on the way back it started to snow. Not just a few spots but a bona fide blizzard. I stopped and staggered across a ditch to take this shot which spoke to me of my condition, but also of resilience and hope.

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