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

Summer is still trying to break through.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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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