November 1, 2014 … infinity in the palm of your hand*

There are no snow-capped mountains nearby.

Dead tree

Beauty in a dead tree

























For all that, I still look for the beauty all around me in the everyday world I call home. A week away in scenic grandeur has increased the challenge in some ways, but has made me more aware of the genius of William Blake. Things I drive past regularly are suddenly more visible. This tree trunk on the Haywards hill suddenly revealed itself as a rata … look at those roots coming down the side of the original host.


This kingfisher is representative of a larger population

From there I looked at Pauatahanui Inlet on the Motukaraka Point , hoping for kingfishers. There was one, though it didn’t move while I was there. Still, I just wanted to let them and you, dear readers, know that I am still interested.


Across the wildlife reserve

But I was tired, and not up for a long stay, so I turned towards home. The sea of waving salt grasses made me pause along Grays Rd.


Among the reeds at low level

Though there is seemingly no subject, I like the patterns set up by the grass. However I tried to get closer so I put the camera down at the level of the mud and tried for a bird’s-eye view, assuming that it was a wading bird in the pond. Blake was right*. There is a whole world down there in each grain of sand.

Goodnight all.

*Auguries of Innocence by William Blake





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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