December 28, 2013 … fragments of a season

Last year we had a summer.

The tank farm, Gracefield

The mist-shrouded hill in the background is the Wainuiomata Hill

This year, we seem to have a jig-saw puzzle … fragments of weather that, if fitted together properly, might give some hints of what summer could be like. Yesterday had none of the missing pieces. It was simply damp all day. My photo-a-day commitment, however, makes no allowance for this so I went out as usual. First stop was near the oil terminal at Seaview.

Mid-summer weather

In normal circumstances the tank farm in the first picture would be visible from here, as would the Wainuiomata hill behind it

At the other end of the Petone Esplanade, there is a very rough road beside the rowing club shed adjacent to the railway line. From there, there was a view back towards the Petone wharf, and the absence of the hills beyond is a testament to the kind of day that it was.


I am often accused of having my head in the clouds

Coming back up Normandale Road, about 300 metres from home, I looked up to the mist swirling through the pine trees on my neighbour’s front yard, and thought it was worth a shot.

Tui on flax

It was still drizzling, but the bird seemed happy

Finally, as the day closed its curtains, a tui had a late visit to the rain-soaked flax flowers.

Maybe other bits of the puzzle will emerge tomorrow.


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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