August 17, 2012 … this is the new normal

So I have been whining too much.

OK, I’m over it. No more excuses. Lunch in town with an old friend yesterday and the chance to catch up with my younger daughter gave me a reason to stay in town for the afternoon. Of course, now that I am retired, I owe it to myself to take a siesta when the need strikes me. So I did. I parked at the Eastern end of Oriental Parade, locked the doors, laid the seat back, and dozed off for a while.

Later in the afternoon, when I came to, the sky was getting ominous out to the South, though there was still some direct sunlight. I went out through Evans Bay, where several things caught my eye. The bright green boat shed with the red door was reflecting nicely, but I have done that here before. Bold red colour made this small boat stand apart form the crowd, so this is my choice from Evans Bay.Red yacht, Evans Bay

Those odd multi-coloured blocks in the background to the right of the red boat, are a wind sculpture entitled “Urban Forest” by Leon Van Den Eijkel, in collaboration with Allan Brown. The cubes spin in the wind. It is one of several kinetic sculptures along that road.

I went from there through  Kilbirnie to Lyall Bay. There, a dramatic weather sky behind Moa Point obscured Pencarrow and made a stunning black backdrop for the aircraft landing and taking off from the South.

Airbus turning on to the runwayThere were still bright shafts of light from the sky and together with the landing lights of the aircraft it made quite a spectacle.  As always, the pictures look better if enlarged.

OK, I think I am back to normal.



About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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