April 23, 2014 … rushing around before departure

This is a very hasty blog issue because I have got behind again.

green finches

Greenfinches flock to gather seeds


On Tuesday, I had to rush around to get things ready for the trip to Blenheim on Wednesday. I began at Hikoikoi and at first saw nothing until I realised that the grasses on the beach were moving though there was no wind. Hundreds of greenfinches were flocking around the dry seed heads, and I shall spend more time there on my return from Blenheim.

Commuter ferry

Day’s Bay ferry heads back to the city

Around to Day’s Bay in time to see off the 5:15 ferry to the city. It sailed nicely into the sun’s path.

paddle boarders

They seemed unaware of the Autumnal chill

Despite the late hour and the cool temperatures, a pair of youngsters were setting out on their stand-up paddle boards. That’s all for now.

See you soon.



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 April 23, 2014 … rushing around before departure

  1. Cliff says:

    I like the Ferry picture. The ‘contre jour’ really makes the wake stand out.

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