August 25, 2013 … the seasonal change is on a roll

Signs of spring continue.


In Lower Hutt, the magnificent civic gardens seem to have fallen victim to budget cuts by people who seem not to understand the value of intangibles like beauty and civic pride.


The irreducible minimum of flowering trees and perennial bulbs in the Riddiford Gardens were putting on a good display. Magnolias provided strong colour, while the ever-present daffodils and jonquils in between trees  made a strong showing.


My last stop yesterday was at the Seaview marina where I was intrigued to see one of the few working boats manoeuvring among al the pleasure boats. This little trawler does a thriving business selling fresh fish directly to the public in Lowry Bay each Saturday.


I am exhausted from the efforts of getting more interesting pictures for tomorrow so it’s a short edition 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 August 25, 2013 … the seasonal change is on a roll

  1. That’s a beautiful magnolia.

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