Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 30, 2013 … to the deep South

It’s always a joy to visit our family. Unfortunately distance means it happens less frequently than we might like. Yesterday we travelled to Queenstown. Travel from Wellington to Queenstown tends to be served by ATR aircraft operated by Air New … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 … a slow ride across town

Yesterday, I was asked to photograph a function for Hospice New Zealand. As I was walking out of the front door, I encountered this fine fellow feeding on the nectar in the flax flowers. The tui and flax go together … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 … in the depths of the city

Parts of Wellington are strange to me. Strange in the sense that I am unfamiliar with them. If truth be told, however, I find some of them strange in other ways. The Aro Valley seems to meet both of those … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 … random disconnected images

It was a messy day. In the morning I had some administrative stuff to do on my last day as secretary of the Hutt Camera Club. While I was dealing with that, my clever new screen calibration device reminded me … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 … a train of thought

My writing is obviously not as clear as I hoped. Thanks to those who sent supportive messages in response to yesterday’s bout of introspection.  I had not intended to give the impression that I was contemplating quitting my photo-a-day blog. … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 … I doubt, therefore I might be

Introspection time again. Occasionally I get asked why I persist in this photo-a-day thing when my grumbling indicates that it is often difficult, and even more frequently, unsatisfactory. This is day number 1,058. How long will I continue? And why … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 … fitting it all in

There are days when I get asked to take photographs for other people. Yesterday I took a lot of images of the annual strawberry and ice-cream promotion for the local hospices. I also got to take shots of youngest son … Continue reading

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November 23, 2013 … trouble in the mud

On the Eastern side of the motorway just North of Porirua is the Okowai Lagoon. A place of no great history, it was formed when the then new motorway  carved off a piece of the Porirua Harbour, back in the … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 … refreshing a parched landscape

I mentioned a day or two back that the pond at Pauatahanui had dried up. So many crab holes to create all those bubbles It is something to do with some lower than usual tides, apparently. There is some sort … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 … a cruisy Summer day

Suddenly it was summer. I don’t know if the phrase translates well across international orders, but as people say here and in Australia, it was “one out of the box”.  That usually means that the thing being discussed was among … Continue reading

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