Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 30, 2013 … better luck this time

The pendulum swung again. Yesterday was just perfect out at Pauatahanui, though the bird life was a bit sparse.  I seem to keep finding kingfishers perched on weirdly shaped perches to make symmetrical reflections.  This was as  close as I … Continue reading

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June 29, 2013 … good food and company

I had a good day yesterday, except with the camera. Photographically speaking, yesterday is an embarrassment. On the other hand lunch with my youngest son at the local Belgian beer restaurant with a steaming pot of mosselen met mosterd en … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 … seasonal lows

Winter is with us, though the worst may be yet to come. Colour images are irretrievably grey. However, I like the challenge of trying to capture the chill, the bleakness, and the beauty that still shines through. Oriental Bay is … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 … bright, bright sunshiny day*

It seems to have ended now, but yesterday was another of those perfect crystal days. My friend Adam sent me a text to alert me to the flat calm state of the Pauatahanui inlet with the added attraction of mist … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 … off to a good start

And still the glittering days continue. I am under no illusion that it will last forever. Greyness with wind and rain will return,  but for now these bright brittle days are just beautiful. Since I had made a mess of … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 … a mixture of good and bad

The golden interlude continues. My morning began, and why not, at the Pauatahanui inlet. I don’t know whether the storm has disturbed the normal food supplies but there were far fewer birds than usual. However, it was a beautiful morning … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 … a different aspect

You may recall that we recently had a significant storm. Well halfway through this movie, someone must have switched reels, and suddenly we have calm sunny weather. If there is food around, the birds don’t care, one way or the … Continue reading

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