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 to sit on my folding chair at the water’s edge and contemplate life, and to be grateful.  The colours of the day, and the calmness of the harbour deserved to be celebrated.

Colours of the day

Reeds at Pauatahanui

Hikoikoi was likewise attracting fewer birds than usual, but given the chaos caused by the recent storm, perhaps that is not surprising. My first image in this location, is of two small workboats put in difficult positions by the wind. The nearer boat was blown from the ramp in the foreground, and presumably while surging about in the storm had all its windows smashed by other floating objects.  Apart from being firmly aground the rear boat seems relatively undamaged.

Colours of the day

The boat in the foreground is the one on which George, the white heron, usually perches

The second image looks down the pathway to the sea wall and in the foreground you can see the tangled heaps of rubbish left by the storm.

The mess after the storm

This will take some cleaning

My final picture today was taken from my front door, looking down on the Hutt Valley as the moonrise begins. The green patch in the lower foreground is the soccer pitch at Te Whiti Park on the far side of the valley. It is at the foot of the Eastern hills and the moon is just showing above their tops.


A very chilly night

More tomorrow.



About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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2 Responses to June 25, 2013 … a mixture of good and bad

  1. Toya says:

    The reeds image is absolutely beautiful. Very simple but gorgeous colours and great composition!

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