December 31, 2014 … the first three years

It’s New Year’s Eve here, and this marks the end of the first three years.


Maggie May (aged 10) with her new haircut.


I have been committed to taking at least one photograph every day for four years now, and have been blogging along with it for three years. I like to think that, slowly, oh so slowly, the discipline is helping me to see more clearly, and to make better images of what I see. My first picture from yesterday was of my lovely granddaughter Maggie who had her tenth birthday a few days ago. She wanted a particular hairstyle for the new year, so her mother took her to get it done. Personally I have more conservative preferences, but the joy of having it her way just lights up her face.


Perfectly done barbecued lamb


My friend and fellow photographer Evan had a birthday yesterday and kindly invited me to join in the celebratory barbecue at his home in Eastbourne. Vegetarians avert your eyes, but the marinated barbecued lamb was amazing!


“Where’s mine?”


The family cat didn’t get any of the lamb and protested about it.


A magnificent pavlova made by Dawn.


The rest of us were enjoying everything on offer and making silent promises to our bathroom scales that we really will start the new regime on Friday. Evan’s wife Dawn produced a magnificent pavlova which ticked all the boxes in this nation of pavlova critics. Brilliant! And in case there is any lingering doubt about whose national dessert it is, here is the last word.

kite surfer

Airborne kite surfer


On the way home in the late afternoon, I saw this fellow kite-surfing off Eastbourne beach. The wind was quite strong so he was getting some serious air time with what seemed like ten or fifteen second flights.

That’s it, I refuse to write another word until next year. Have a good one.



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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3 Responses to December 31, 2014 … the first three years

  1. nzvideos says:

    I’m not trying to have the last word of 2014, but I wanted to thank you for sharing all the wonderful images. Please take care and know that I wish you and yours the best in 2015.

  2. gcberger says:

    I’ll “ditto” the above comment; additionally, as a Great Grandfather, Maggie’s hair looks very nice to me, and I love that beginning of an impish grin.

  3. The bar-b-q lamb and Pavalova look really Inviting. Right now it far too cold to cook outside.
    All the very best to you and your family for the coming year.

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