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.


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 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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