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

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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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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