Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 30, 2014 … counting my blessings

I have much to be grateful for. High on the list are our six beautiful grandchildren, of whom two have been staying with us for the last few nights. Having them here tends to bring different and often chaotic elements … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 … around the peninsula

Sunshine returns. On the other hand the terns seem to have gone back to wherever they were. A solitary bird remained on that decaying wharf in Evans Bay. As a friend observed, there are too many people at Scorching Bay … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 … new vantage points

Wasn’t it Christmas just the day before yesterday, and how can January be nearly over? It’s the last week of the school summer holidays in New Zealand. A little juggling has been happening to assist with the care of our nearest … Continue reading

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January 27, 2014 … “my roof’s got a hole in it and I might drown”*

“Oh no don’t let the rain come down”*. I had forgotten the Serendipity Singers, and I used to like them a lot, back in 1964. Anyway, in sharp contrast to the previous sunny day, the rain came down in almost … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 … hot time at the coast

As I said, I had a wedding to shoot yesterday. I’ll regard the wedding images as private, and move on. It was at Otaki Beach, and uncertain of the locations, I chose to arrive early. The locations were very easy … Continue reading

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January 25, 2014 … scattered choices

Waiting for a friend to arrive for lunch is an opportunity. I spotted this cluster of common rock pigeons (Columba livia) foraging in the base of a street planter box outside our chosen restaurant. These birds are regarded by many … Continue reading

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January 24, 2014 … a happy bird day

Wandering in search of who knows what, I found a tern colony. They have been absent for a while, and seem to come ashore to seek shelter from gales. There was a very strong wind yesterday and it was really … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 … evening mists

Grey misty evening light has its possibilities. Given that I missed all the opportunities during the day, I had to take the chance. Rain was still falling, though softly. There was just the barest of wind so water was relatively … Continue reading

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January 22, 2014 … smoke and marinas

Even as I watch, the seasons are cycling through all the options. In the last thirty minutes, I have seen rain, a glimmer of sun, a period of calm, and a blustering wind. The only option untried is summer, though … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 … starting one place, ending somewhere else

Another grey day, another narrow time window. I decided to put on the wide-angle lens, to leave the long lens at home and see what eventuated.  I confined myself to the area around the library, the Riddiford Gardens, and St … Continue reading

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