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 roqueford (mussels steamed in a Dijon mustard and blue cheese cream) and a foaming glass of the Belgian Leffe Blond was great.  I felt virtuous in sending the delicious frites met mayonaise away mostly untouched.   I enjoy being in the company of each and every one of my kids, though sadly, geography intervenes most of the time.

On the way to the Restaurant, Anthony and I went around the South coast and enjoyed the distant vista of the snow-capped Kaikoura ranges across the turbulent Cook Strait.

Across the strait

Those peaks are over 120 km away

By way of attempting to fill the void, I attempted a macro shot of a miniature kowhai blossom (Sophora prostrata).

Miniature kowhai

The larger trees in the Sophora family bloom in August and September

As I indicated, I am not pleased with the day’s shots, but my blushes are eased by the certainty that I got some better ones today.


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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One Response to June 29, 2013 … good food and company

  1. I like the light on the kowhai

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