October 18, 2014 … passing the time

My car was back in the shop yesterday.

Hutt River

The Hutt River looking South from the Melling Bridge

Something was not installed correctly last visit, so that they had to remove and reinstall the rear bumper. This would take an hour, so I wandered around the back streets of Lower Hutt. I crossed the river at Melling and went Eastward towards the Hospital.


Late spring blossom

This area seems to be where light industry and housing mingle, but despite the industrial tinge, there are plentiful gardens and spring is lingering in places.


Warbling tui

As I was getting near the end of Bristol Square, I heard a persistent tui sitting in a flowering tree. Unusually, it seem unperturbed by my presence and was more interested in its song than the plentiful nectar. With only the standard lens I counted myself lucky to have got this close.


Morgan Plus 8 Sports car … love the triple windscreen wipers

After a coffee with my son, Anthony who was on rostered days off, I collected the car and went into town where I collected some prints. I had lunch with a friend from the university and was on my way home again when this beauty pulled up beside me at the lights. I was stationary when I took this picture.  The Morgan Plus 8 is a wondrous beast, probably the last authentic descendant of a long line of sports cars. How nice it looked in British Racing Green, and oh, those wire wheels!.

That’s all 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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One Response to October 18, 2014 … passing the time

  1. Good action shot of the Tui

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