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

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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