Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 31, 2012 … wet foot wandering

“White heron is back” was the brief text message on my mobile phone. No trouble deciphering that. My friend Brent was letting me know that the white heron  had returned to Hikoikoi reserve after a few weeks wandering elsewhere. With … Continue reading

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January 30, 2012 … on the other hand

It’s always good to see things (and places) from another point of view.  But perhaps I test your patience by going to different places to see the same thing. OK, so after today, I’ll move on from my tour of … Continue reading

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January 29, 2012 … lofty points of view

My home is in Normandale on the Western Hills of the Hutt Valley. We live about 130 metres above the valley floor and enjoy great views of the region.  However, Normandale Road continues past our house, climbing steadily all the … Continue reading

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January 28, 2012 … good food, good company and a photo album

Last evening, I was privileged to dine in a lovely setting with some great people who were strangers a year ago, but who I now regard as good friends.  We had nothing in common until, following a Photographic Society of … Continue reading

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January 27, 2012 … meep meep meep!*

A large flock of white black-fronted terns perfectly aligned into the gale as they huddled on Petone beach, milky white squalls on a pea green harbour, or an unexpected sighting on a city street … which shall I write about, … Continue reading

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January 26, 2012 … promises, promises

Some days give far more than they promise. Yesterday began slowly, cushioned with a fuzzy grey blanket of  damp cool sea mist obscuring the Eastern side of the Valley from the harbour, all the way up to Taita and perhaps … Continue reading

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January 25, 2012 … procrastination will stop, starting from tomorrow

Dinner done, dishes dried, Clijsters had just defeated Wozniacki in Melbourne,  but the otherwise pleasant day felt somehow incomplete. Photography was the problem, I knew. Earlier in the day, I had pressed the shutter a few times, so from a … Continue reading

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January 24, 2012 … may the wind be always at your back

Some places draw me back again and again. One such is the Korokoro stream. When my wife, my waist band  and my conscience all gang up to tell me I need a good walk, my first response is usually denial. … Continue reading

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January 23, 2012 … fair curves and clean edges

An old but useful joke says that, to carve a statue of an elephant, you start with a rock and then knock off anything that doesn’t look like an elephant. It’s advice that I could profit from, both in my … Continue reading

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January 22, 2012 … fabric, string and wood

Yesterday I went to an  Airshow at Hood Airfield in Masterton. This will come as no great surprise to my old friends from WYSIWYG News days.  Titled “Joyeux Noel” the show purported to commemorate the famous 1915 Christmas lull in … Continue reading

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