August 19, 2013 … looking, looking, hoping to see

On Wellington’s South coast, there is something different to see every time I visit.

Often, it is not what I went looking for. Sometimes it seems to sulk, and hide its treasures. Or perhaps it’s my own seeing that is at fault. At Tarakena Bay at the Wellington Heads, I was lamenting the absence of anything to see yesterday, I was standing beside some fractured rock.

I mentioned yesterday that I like abstractions. The patterns in the rock suddenly became visible to me, though they had been there all along.

Geology lesson on the South Coast

Patterns catch my eye … eventually

Spending time on that coast reveals things about the structure of the earth. Just look at the fracture patterns here.

More rock patterns

I can see these being used by interior decorators

On my way from there to Island Bay, I saw a rainbow in my rear-view mirror.  I carried on driving until the base lined up with the lights at Pencarrow which can now be described as lights at the other end of the spectrum.

Rainbow connection

Pencarrow lights lit up

Wandering around the beach at Island Bay, I tripped on a rusty shackle. I tried to pick it up, but it was very firmly anchored far below the surface of the beach. It looks as if it has not been used for a long time.

Rusty shackle

This is firmly anchored below the surface

That will suffice for the day.





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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