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

Signs of spring continue.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I am exhausted from the efforts of getting more interesting pictures for tomorrow so it’s a short edition today.

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

  1. That’s a beautiful magnolia.

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