July 25, 2013 … disappointment is to be expected now and then

 Some days it would be better to remain silent.

Today might be such a day. As I often do, I left my run very late, and the light was flat to begin with.  Takapu road runs up a narrow valley near Tawa and heads North Eastward behind Porirua. In the right circumstances it can be quite pretty. Yesterday the circumstances were less than great.

In the gathering gloom, I attempted to capture the chilly creek that twisted down the valley.

The stream in the Takapu Valley

Cold and grey

A little further in, I found this little white pony that wanted to investigate the stranger at its fence. It came close, and accepted a pat on the nose and then wandered off disappointed. And that sums up my day. 

The pony was eager to meet me

Alas I had nothing to offer it.

One more day till Queenstown.

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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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2 Responses to July 25, 2013 … disappointment is to be expected now and then

  1. Ellen says:

    Its interesting that the occupied photo is the one with the most sense of isolation. Nice picture anyway; more horse pictures would be good.

  2. Sally Wallis says:

    Love the picture with the horse in it !! Thanks.

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