October 14, 2013 … a very flat day

Yesterday was a total non-event.

The main redeeming feature was being able to visit our grandson Cooper, whose seventh birthday was on Saturday (we were travelling). He is a very nice young man and one of my favourite people.


In the afternoon, in dismal conditions, I went looking for bird life. I found a spur-winged plover who didn’t seem overwhelmed to see me.


Apart from that, there was some diatomaceous foam on the beach at Pauatahanui. It’s not every day I can use “diatomaceous” in a sentence.IMG_8690


And then the sun set. Today looks even worse.

Tomorrow, we begin our journey to Rotorua so things could get a little out of schedule for the next few days.



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 October 14, 2013 … a very flat day

  1. Cliff says:

    Splendid portrait, Brian. It looks like you may be travelling north with the weather but it will probably out run you.

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