January 8, 2015 … staying close to home

Feedback is always welcome.

Wharf

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.

Piles

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

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

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.

 

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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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