Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 23, 2012 … birds and bees

As I said in my previous post, this one is from Queenstown. It’s a day late in appearing because it was not appropriate to haul out the laptop and start writing and processing images.  On Saturday, Mary and I visited … Continue reading

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September 22, 2012 … the soul off wit

Very brief post today. Almost telegraphic. It is nearly midnight, and I have yet to pack for an early morning flight to Queenstown. Yesterday I tried for some shots of the prolific tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)in the gum trees in the … Continue reading

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September 21, 2012 … bread upon the waters*

Yesterday it was trains, today it’s shorebirds, next week it will be Queenstown. Given that I have another camera which, in theory, has higher specs,  why was I so excited to get the 7D back? Well it is what is … Continue reading

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September 20, 2012 … bad news, good news

I don’t often go all scriptural, but to paraphrase Luke 15:9, rejoice with me, and be glad, for that which was lost is now found. My Canon 7D which I had thought to be terminally drowned at Niagara (is it … Continue reading

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September 19, 2012 … au clair de la lune

Paremata is a suburb where State Highway 1 and the North Island main Trunk Railway cross the narrow waterway between the two arms of the Porirua Harbour. When the light and wind is kind, it can be a very beautiful … Continue reading

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September 18, 2012 … nor any drop to drink*

So much water in such a short time was bound to cause problems. And it did, though mainly on the Southern and Eastern suburbs of Wellington. Surface flooding on some roads, disrupted seal or slips on others and that meant … Continue reading

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September 17, 2012 … natives of a far off land

Formal gardens don’t appeal to everyone. I understand that. As I have said before, I am no gardener, but I do appreciate the outputs of talented gardeners. Today’s post is about the annual tulip display in Wellington’s Botanic Gardens. If … Continue reading

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