June 10, 2014 … persistent wetness everywhere

Our forecast is dire.

Jetty in the rain

A gloomy outlook from Hikoikoi

It is not dangerous, you understand, except to mental health. When I looked at the weather forecast yesterday, there was a row of ten consecutive rain cloud icons. Happily it has been toned down since then, and we may get some overcast without rain. Yesterday, however, it seems that rain was the dominant feature of the day.  I began at Hikoikoi by the boatsheds. With no wind, and still water, I wanted to catch the pattern of droplets.

Waiwhetu

Bridge over the Waiwhetu Stream.

In Seaview, beside the channeled Waiwhetu stream, , I saw more droplet patterns and watched the traffic sweeping wetly over the bridge.  In this case, one of our “Barney the Purple Dinosaur” buses is on the shot.

Yacht

“Jenny” is a long-term resident of Lowry Bay. I have never seen her leave her mooring

In Lowry Bay, this little clinker-built yacht was standing out sharply from the damp and misty background.

Petone wharf

Steady persistent rain hisses on the water at Petone

Along the Esplanade at Petone, the little blue/green jetty on the wharf and the grasses on the beach provided the only colour in a grey and dismal looking view.

Petone foreshore

Dogs need to be walked rain or shine

The spirit of the day was captured for me, in this couple walking a pack of dogs. I presume them to be golden retrievers or similar, but there were a couple running ahead. It seemed a leisurely walk  in uncomfortable circumstances.

More of the same expected today.

 

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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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One Response to June 10, 2014 … persistent wetness everywhere

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    I really like the picture of the walking dogs – that’s a nice catch. Well done for getting out with the camera on a dimsal day instead of just sticking it out the window from the refuge of home!!

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