October 11, 2014 … close to breaking point

That was the nearest I have been to giving up in 1,013 editions.


Chatham Islands Forget-me-not

The medical procedure left me feeling disinterested, All went well, by the way, but I was drained, and you can interpret that however you like. Mary drove me home afterwards but I was not allowed to drive, so after a bit of a doze, I wandered around the neighbourhood and shot almost anything. The Chatham Island Forget-me-not grows in the shady windy space on our Southern wall.



After a desultory walk around the house I demonstrated real desperation with this shot of a small dandelion.


Yacht racing (you may need to click for a bigger shot)

A little later as the afternoon was reaching an end, I wandered down the road a little way to get a clear view over the harbour. Lots of yachts out there.


Mirror on a blind corner

Coming back up the hill, the mirror used by our neighbours to see if it’s safe to exit from their driveway seemed worth a shot.

Things are much improved 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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6 Responses to October 11, 2014 … close to breaking point

  1. I kinda like the dandelion.

    • Except it is not a dandelion. Dandelion have a rosette of leaves pretty much flat to the ground, with the characteristic “lion’s teeth” indentations, and have a single yellow flower on a hollow stalk.

      • DennisW says:

        I agee, but the question remains…”What is it?” Found many images of dandelions, but none of the nameless bloom. Is it in the dandelion “family”?

  2. Toya says:

    Glad it is over for you and you can put it behind you.

  3. Re the “dandelion” … I suggest it is a member of the Asteraceae family, like the Dandelion, probably the Hawksbeard … http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-of-sciences/clinics-and-services/weeds-database/hawksbeard.cfm

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