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

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

  1. I like the light on the kowhai

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