September 24, 2014 … another rural excursion

This is such a small city that you need not go far to find yourself in the country.


Lop-eared kid

My choice yesterday was the coast road through Wainuiomata, just ten minutes from home. The sun was still shining though there was a stiff wind. A bunch of kids (of the goat kind) were enjoying themselves, but this one’s asymmetric  ears appealed to me.


Glorious anarchy

Near the coast, speaking of eccentricity, there is a farm that looks almost as chaotic as my office. Most of you are probably too young to recall a series of movies about Ma and Pa Kettle but for some reason my thoughts wandered back to Saturday afternoon movies when admission was 9d (less than 10 cents). Perhaps the Beverley Hillbillies is a nearer comparison. The immensity of the pig in this shot was what attracted me to the scene.



The coast was uninteresting on this occasion, so I came back and saw these lambs engaged in very vigorous play .

More lambs

Keeping close

Nothing serious though since they seemed to enjoy each other’s company.


Roadside daffodils

My last shot is to celebrate the fact that yesterday was the vernal equinox and by now it is truly spring here. Nothing says spring quite like lambs and daffodils, so here are the daffodils.

That’s it for today.



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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2 Responses to September 24, 2014 … another rural excursion

  1. Dennis Waltman says:

    Hi Brian, I was going to call you to task about your “vernal equinox” faux pas but woke up in time to realize that North is North and South is South, of the equator that is.;-) Your Nothern friend Dennis.

  2. Dennis Waltman says:

    PS to my earlier post. I certainly remember “Ma and Pa Kettle” and Saturday matinees where 25 cents (US) would gain you admission AND a box of popcorn. Said box would be flattened and at the appropriate moment (no usher–what are they?–around) sailed at the screen.

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