September 21, 2013 … grey is the colour of the day

Some days you’re the seagull, some days you’re the post.

Red billed gulll (Larus novaehollandiae)

Staunch, he or she allowed me within a metre or so, though it was ready for instant departure

Well, I assume the principle applies here as well as to pigeons and statues. Greyness characterised the day. However, I often enjoy subtle shades of grey.  Petone Beach was my improbable location. Behind me, to the north the sky was dark and rain was falling. Southward, to the city, there were remnants of sunlight that came and went as the clouds sailed across the landscape.

Looking past Matiu/Somes to the sea in the South

Sombre grey sky with a brief lighter patch to the left of the island

Even as I watched, the sky darkened, which was ominous as I knew I had to go to a 70th birthday celebration in the city in the early evening, and true to form we experienced heavy rain and a brief spell of thunder.

But that was later. In the here and now I was able to look across the harbour and enjoy the view.

Petone to the City

It annoys me that the phrase “shades of grey” has been hijacked.

I am going to have scramble this weekend with some competition deadlines looming. See you tomorrow.


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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