Nanoflowers 17

Pondering the probability of a torus-universe he continued digging. Emancipation of the serfs, the same birthday he met Beryl.

Sail training ship ARC Gloria in Wellington Harbour, 22 July 1988
Reference number: EP/1988/2970/10-F

Nanoflowers 16

He pulled the Tolstoy from his pocket and opened it at chapter 21. Smoothing out the corner of the page he read aloud, "'You must be a hole-worshipper. You pray to a hole,' retorted Nekhlúdov’s driver, tucking his whip into his belt and adjusting the harness of one of the outside horses."

Group of senior librarians at National Library of New Zealand, 1967
Reference number: PAColl-0522-1-14-2

Nanoflowers 15

It was soft-skinned, a black hole through it. Hole in the middle, he chuckled and sat down on the stump.

Coal miners taking a snack break, Stockton
Reference number: 1/4-001227-F

Nanoflowers 14

He slipped the potato off.

Strangely shaped potato
Reference number: 114/266/04-G

Nanoflowers 13

Her voice was terrifyingly pure. Driving, his father threw back his head and accompanied her in a rich baritone that caused his eyes to water. Eric leaning forward in the back seat listened to their harmony in stereo.

Electric Lamp House Limited :The Lamphouse annual 1948-49. New Zealand's leading radio and electrical guide
Reference number: Eph-B-RADIO-1948-01-cover

Nanoflowers 12

He stooped to examine a dead fledgeling among the onions. Its translucent eyelid was the bluish white of his mother’s moonstone brooch from Peru.

Girl with large piece of kauri gum, Northland
Reference number: 1/1-006276-G

Nanoflowers 11

He winced. A pink potato impaled on the tine.

Mounted deer's head, England
Reference number: 1/2-014036-G

Nanoflowers 10

As usual on this date Eric remembered the Czar Alexander, with whom he shared a birthday. Who, he repeated, leaning on his fork, declared the miner’s pick harder to wield than the sceptre.

Hodgkins, William Mathew, 1833-1898: To further fields...
Reference number: E-014-q-1-024

Nanoflowers 9

He looked up at the sky’s blue eyelid, sealed by day and opening at night.

Eclipse of the moon
Reference number: 114/275/12-F

Nanoflowers 8

Lately his thoughts had returned less to Beryl than to NGC2158. He wasn’t sure he’d seen it. Whether what he had seen was NGC2158, because that was the night she had knocked the telescope askew. Since then he had searched in vain.

Three Russian refugees working at Griffins factory, Lower Hutt
Reference number: EP/1973/2603/23

Nanoflowers 7

The vegetable garden demanded attention. Unthinned, his carrots grew twisted and shoulder to shoulder. Mandrake. He drew out one corkscrew-shaped, hairy, two-legged carrot, wiped off the earth and bit it. There was a tough yellow stalk inside. Too late.

Albert Percy Godber's grandsons, Colin and Norman Hartwig, with marrows and pumpkins, Silverstream
Reference number: APG-1441-1/4-G

Nanoflowers 6

Crystallised. She crushed the eggshells in her hands and looked at him sideways. Don’t let the witches go to sea.

Prince of Wales' Feathers Geyser, Wairakei
Reference number: 1/2-031979-G

Nanoflowers 5

Radiant nanoflowers, he said. Petrified violets.

Ultra violet ray, Sanatorium, Rotorua
Reference number: PA1-f-051-27-4