February 10, 2014 … rain, rain …

“… go away, come again some other day”

Collapsed shed

I have no idea when, why or how this shed fell apart.

But it didn’t. It just kept coming. Where to go for a rainy weather photo? Where to go that I haven’t been in the last week? I pointed the car’s nose North and as I got to the Silverstream bridge I decided to go over Blue Mountains Road into Whiteman’s Valley. For clarity, the valley is named for an early pioneer family. Separated from the Hutt Valley by the Eastern hills, it is an oasis of rural properties, small farms and a few quite opulent houses. It has been farmed since the early days of European settlement and there are a few remnants of the early days. Though the rain was not so heavy as in the Hutt Valley there was still persistent fine drizzle.

Tree

Despite the steady drizzle, the crisp brown of the weeds and the solid presence of the tree appealed to me

None of the farms seem big enough to justify large investment, and some of the paddocks seem to me, an ignorant “townie”, to be in need of weed control. There are some great trees that add to the picturesque qualities of the landscape.

Maymorn Valley

I am not sure what this farm produces but there it sits

At the North, Whitemans Valley runs into Maymorn Valley and this landscape was seen just before the Maymorn settlement was reached.

And still, it rains.

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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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