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

Summer is still trying to break through.

Fishing

Fishing on the edge

 

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 water outfall pipe. It was barely above the rising tide, and the picture of the angler almost walking on water appealed.

Cloud

Cumulonimbus cloud (I think)

 

On Evans Bay Parade, the wall of towering cloud over the Tararuas demanded attention. Apparently there were some forecasts that suggested thunder was imminent. Despite the great height of these clouds I saw or heard no sign of thunder.

Swans

A herd of swans or, if you prefer, a lamentation of swans.

 

On my way home, I checked Hikoikoi in case our old friend the white heron had returned, but I need to face up to the fact that it is almost 18 months since I last saw one there. A herd of swans (yes, that is the correct collective noun)  was impressive but no substitute for the missing heron.

Weather

Incoming weather from the South

 

Since it was time for dinner, I headed towards home, but paused on the Esplanade at Petone to catch the cloud in the South. Most of our weather seems to come from down there.

Goodnight all.

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

  1. nzphotog says:

    We had a few drqcks of thunder in upper hutt but no rain with it.

  2. I like the one on Evans Bay very much. The cloud formation is just wonderful. Sally.

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