Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31, 2014 … the first three years

It’s New Year’s Eve here, and this marks the end of the first three years.   I have been committed to taking at least one photograph every day for four years now, and have been blogging along with it for … Continue reading

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December 30, 2014 … on the edge of a deep blue sea

Summer is still trying to break through.   Yesterday was one of its better attempts recently. As always when the weather plays nicely, I want to be near the sea. In Evans Bay, a man was fishing from a storm … Continue reading

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December 29, 2014 … bush at the edge of the city

We seem to have developed a new tradition.   Mary makes a picnic lunch and then I drive us to a surprise location. Yesterday’s trip was a bit constrained by fears of holiday congestion on the main roads. I went … Continue reading

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December 28, 2014 … bright cloth, fresh fruit and razor wire

Yesterday was a quiet day.   In the morning Mary had some shopping and I decided to wait outside. Some shops just don’t work for me. On the other hand the bright fabrics on the stand at the door caught … Continue reading

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December 27, 2014 … warmth in the Wairarapa

A surprise trip was what I was asked for.   Mary said “I’ll make lunch, you choose where we go, but don’t tell me till we get there.” My undisclosed destination was Onoke Spit on the Eastern side of Lake … Continue reading

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December 26, 2014 … the siesta is a fine tradition

Another Christmas is now in the rear-view mirror.   As I said in yesterday’s post, our family is thoroughly dispersed this year, so Mary and I made our own arrangements. We had decided to have a picnic lunch at Pauatahanui … Continue reading

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December 25, 2014 … merry Christmas

My seasonal greeting is an expression of who I am.   It is not intended to diminish you or your beliefs, so please accept it in the spirit in which it is offered. For those of you with other beliefs, … Continue reading

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December 24, 2014 … unexpected sunshine

We seem to be having a sample of Summer.   I am sure there is a catch, a “gotcha” lurking in the wings. For the second successive day, bright sunshine and warmish temperatures around 25 degrees C.  On the waterfront, … Continue reading

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December 23, 2014 … golden weather

One of those golden evenings happened yesterday.   No wind, warm light, clear skies and I just knew it was going to be special. With a generous spousal dispensation, I packed up and went over the Haywards towards Pauatahanui where … Continue reading

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December 22, 2014 … slow start and better ending

Days have been ending differently.   Grey mornings transform slowly into bright sunny afternoons. It’s better than staying grey, I suppose. Our day began with a visit form nephew Daniel who we met at Naenae station. I was impressed by … Continue reading

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