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

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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