February 5, 2014 … early start, late finish

Hammering on the door while I was still drowsily in my bed began the bizarre day.

Concrete delivery

Considering the size of his truck the driver had a delicate touch

I answered the door in my pyjamas and it was the tradesmen from next door letting me know that they had a load of concrete arriving and if I wanted to get my car out, now would be a good time. I moved it, and sure enough it was a large load of six cubic metres in a mixer truck that seemed too big for our driveway. These guys have been doing it for years , though and he reversed up and squeezed through the neighbours gate as if he were on rails.

Offloading concrete

Unlike the thin cracked slab that went before, this will outlast the bunkers of the Maginot line

Within minutes, the delivery chute was extended and the heavy slurp of wet concrete splashing around the heavy reinforcing steel marked the beginning of the very solid footings to a new retaining wall.

St John's Church, Trentham

The congregation take pride in their history and buildings

From there, the day slipped away and concluded with a  camera club committee meeting. On the way home from that, the old Anglican church at Trentham caught my eye. It’s a lovingly maintained building surrounded by an historic graveyard, and I had to try to capture the night view.


The trees were thrashing about in the wind

From around the corner there was another view of the memorials, and the wind lashing the trees added another interesting dimension

And that’s was the end of the day.


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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One Response to February 5, 2014 … early start, late finish

  1. Cliff says:

    That’s a funny place to have a door.

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