August 17, 2014 … seasonal stirrings

Randomness rules regularly.

White-faced heron

White-faced heron avoiding the paparazzi

Beginning at Pauatahanui, my first image was a white-faced heron which I was attempting to sneak up on. It saw me and took to the air, so this was the best I could do.


Heavy recovery vehicle

As I was crossing the bridge from the site of the first shot, I was aware of a large and somewhat sinister looking truck. From its markings I presume it to belong to the New Zealand Army and from the heavy equipment, I presume it to be a recovery vehicle capable of dealing with armoured fighting vehicles. It has a very purposeful look to it, but those big knobbly tyres have a distinctive howl as the truck passes.


Spring growth at the Okowai lagoon

From there I drove to the Okowai lagoon near Porirua in the wishful belief that perhaps the white heron might have chosen that time to visit after a long absence. No such luck, but a cluster of ducklings hints at a change of seasons, so perhaps the heron may return sooner or later.

Enough for now.


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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