January 8, 2015 … staying close to home

Feedback is always welcome.


Petone wharf with the Eastern hills under cloud

It gives me special pleasure when a reader makes personal contact. Yesterday, Pamela from Geneva called and we had coffee at La Bella Italia in Petone. Pamela has been reading WYSIWYG news since the early ’90s long before it acquired its present form as a photo blog. It was a very great pleasure to meet you after all these years, Pamela and thanks for the coffee. From there I didn’t go far. The morning had started off drizzly, and the clouds were still lingering on the Eastern hills.


Mystery piles at Petone

Next, I got down low at the waterline and looked though the set of old piles, the purpose of which remains a mystery. I suspect that at some stage they might have been the support structure for a storm-water drain or similar, but no visible trace remains apart from the piles.


Graffiti and nature’s own burst of colour

At the Western end of the beach there is a walkway that passes under the Petone overbridge and beside the railway line. As is often the case, large expanses of blank wall encourages the weak-minded to leave their marks. Though I hate all forms of graffiti, I had to acknowledge that this particular vandal had a good sense of colour.


Starlings and weed

My last shot was at the other end of the beach where a group of starlings were feeding together on whatever  it was that inhabited all that weed left behind by the receding tide.

That’s all for now as I have an early start tomorrow.



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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