Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30, 2014 … and having writ, moves on*

Saturday’s glory was ending yesterday, even as I wrote. Sunday started well enough, but around mid-day a nasty breeze came up, and it just got slowly worse from there. Before it turned completely ugly, I went to the harbour side … Continue reading

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June 29, 2014 … mid-winter weekend

Technically, we have just passed mid-winter. Theoretically it is all uphill from here as we begin the journey to reclaiming spring and summer. Of course, experience says that the worst of winter’s weather is yet to come, but this weekend … Continue reading

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June 28, 2014 … egg whites and candles

Yesterday was ridiculously busy. Someone had found this blog and made an offer to purchase some images from it. I spent the morning putting together a hundred candidate images and sold three. It is never going to be a significant … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014 … a fisherman’s tale and I swear it’s true

Another slightly lacklustre day. Perhaps the recent rain had made the flow over the Hutt River weir more spectacular. When I got there, I decided I had missed the best, because the road down to the riverbed had been seriously … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014 … just one topic

Single-mindedness can be a virtue. I am not so sure about yesterday. At Plimmerton, the shore plovers were there again, despite the ugly weather. To be honest I got little else yesterday, so I’ll offer a few shots of the … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 … the quality of mercy*

Even on the grey days, I love this city. Greyness was there in abundance yesterday. I set out to try those failed birdshots at Zealandia again, but even as I drove towards the city, the rain began to fall. It … Continue reading

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June 24, 2014 … fishing, feeding and climbing

In the heart of Wellington there is a wonderful oasis. It used to be known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, and many of us still think of it in that way. It went all “corporate” on us, and rebranded itself … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014 … the shades of night are falling fast*

Mary did some baking yesterday. That’s always a good thing, though I hear a dissenting voice from the region of my bathroom scales. I love her lemon muffins (and of course, her). While I was waiting for family to arrive, … Continue reading

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June 22, 2014 … homeward bound into darkening weather

Napier was grey, and a little damp. After a coffee in Taradale with our younger daughter Helen, and a brief visit with other family members staying in the area, we hit the road. I could see, as I drove South, … Continue reading

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June 21, 2014 … solstice sunshine

Yesterday morning, my windscreen was misted up on the outside, so naturally I turned my wipers on. Instead of wet clear glass, I got that mocking dry rasp of rubber blades bouncing on ice. The clear blue sky in Taradale … Continue reading

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