September 7, 2014 … but soft! what light?*

I suppose it could still be a train.


Though the sky is dark, it is a vast improvement on the weather of the previous days

On the other hand, progress is being made, and there is light in the tunnel, and today, for the first time in a week I feel almost human. Yesterday, I went in search of pictures. There was mist and cloud about, and everything was very “atmospheric”. From the Northern end of the marshalling yard for the Interislander Ferry, the clouds were lingering near Mt Victoria and Brooklyn,

Island Bay

Island Bay and beyond

On the South coast at Houghton Bay, the swirling mists painted nice washes of grey to separate distant hills from nearby Tapu Te Ranga Island at Island Bay.

Hutt Valley

Looking down on the valley from home

By then I was starting to feel as if I had pushed things prematurely and I could feel the need for a second siesta, so I headed home again. As I parked the car, I saw a rainbow fragment lighting up the valley below.

Progress of a sort.

* Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II


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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3 Responses to September 7, 2014 … but soft! what light?*

  1. Pleased to read you are on the mend!!

  2. Also thanks for continuing with the blog when you were feeling “under the weather”.

  3. Lydia says:

    Island Bay and Beyond photo – superb!!!

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