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

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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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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