Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 31, 2013 … magic morning moments

There are some diems that just have to be carped. Yes, I know, I did Latin in school too, and that is a travesty … but despite the list of incomplete tasks at home, yesterday morning had to be seized. On … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Lower Hutt, Pauatahanui | 3 Comments

May 30, 2013 … the day after the wintry blast

Yesterday, and for that matter, today have been brilliant, weather-wise. Across the valley, the first thing that caught my eye was the season’s first dusting of snow on the Eastern hills. It was even more stark and white in the … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Landscapes, Machinery | 2 Comments

May 29, 2013 … lowering the spirits

Make no mistake, I love Wellington. On the other hand, I think the MetService (our weather people) need a new measure for Winter weather in Wellington. I propose the establishment of the Mf (misery factor) which would be a measure … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Day's Bay, Weather | 2 Comments

May 28, 2013 … if a fish falls in love with a bird, where will they make their nest?*

Wild weather is upon us. Since it was still quite reasonable yesterday, I went prowling in search of images, and just followed my nose. On the South coast, near Moa Point, I could see the Arahura about halfway across the … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Cook Strait, Hutt River, Maritime, mountains, Petone | 2 Comments

May 27, 2013 … out in the fresh air

Local scenery is good. I just have to work harder to see it in new ways. Yesterday I chose to explore the Ohariu Valley to the West of Wellington. I came in from the Johnsonville end , and instead of … Continue reading

Posted in Makara, Weather | 2 Comments

May 26, 2013 … road trip

We did a big round trip yesterday in search of some specific subjects. I didn’t really find them, and will do the same trip again soon, with a better idea of where to look.  It is well known that I … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Manawatu, Moon, Tararuas, Wairarapa | 3 Comments

May 25, 2013 … everything in my favour is dead against me

Sometimes my technology works against me. Instead of a mouse I use a Wacom Intuos 5 Touch tablet.  Its primary purpose is as an input device in graphics applications, but it can move the cursor and do all the things … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, Hutt River, Pauatahanui | Leave a comment

May 24, 2013 … chill promise of Autumn

Autumn days can be a pain in the proverbial. Yesterday certainly we nt that way. It was cool and damp, and of course there is more to come We have opted for a low maintenance garden, so you should be … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, flowers, Pauatahanui | 1 Comment

May 23, 2013 … desperate times

I throw myself on the mercy of the court. For the first time in 506 issues of WYSIWYGPurple, I came close to having no image to share today. In fact, I submit these by way of a bare minimum compliance … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Normandale, Wellington | 2 Comments

May 22, 2013 … landscapes and feather dusters

Landscapes were my intended target yesterday. It was a beautiful day, even warm at times. Whiteman’s valley remains a challenge to me. It is a lovely pastoral setting that ought to yield great landscapes. I just don’t have that skill … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Landscapes, Light, Mangaroa Valley, Whiteman's Valley | 6 Comments