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

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 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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