Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 28, 2015 … pushing the limits

Leaving things until the last minute is a bad habit of mine. Yesterday was the last possible day to submit images to a national competition so much of my day was tied up with finding eight images that seemed to … Continue reading

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February 27, 2015 … getting back to normal

I got my car back at the end of the day. My first shot of the day once mobility was restored was of this white-faced heron sitting at the roadside on top of a grassy bank by the sea. Unusually … Continue reading

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February 26, 2015 … pedestrian perspective.

With the car in the shop for new brakes and other issues, I was of necessity a pedestrian. Walking from the Northern end of the CBD towards home, I spotted these guys in Riddiford Gardens. The Lower Hutt City Council’s … Continue reading

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February 25, 2015 … drifting slowly back to earth

Back to earth and home yesterday. The day was as warm and clear in Wellington as it was in Queenstown, but already I miss those mountains and of course, our grandchildren. The day began, as the previous one had, with … Continue reading

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February 24, 2015 … adventures supplied

Queenstown is, without doubt, New Zealand’s capital of adventure tourism.   Whatever way you want to put your life at risk, there is someone in Queenstown who will take your money from you and then let you do it. Though … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015 … the lofty mountain grandeur

That was a stunner of a day. The weather was perfect. It was crystal clear to begin with and a few small puffy cumulus clouds formed later in the day. There was almost no wind most of the day. Beginning … Continue reading

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February 22, 2015 … lake in the morning light

Birthday celebrations are all done, and they went very well. That left me free to explore the wonders of the Queenstown area. Lake Hayes is a favourite of mine, not only because it is immediately accessible but also because, on … Continue reading

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February 21, 2015 … in another nine years she’ll be eighteen*

The trip to Queenstown was uneventful. It was a great joy to catch up with granddaughter Billie who had her ninth birthday yesterday. She also had seven of her friends for a sleepover. So there were eight excited girls four … Continue reading

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February 20, 2015 … wandering locally

We are travelling to Queenstown today. Our beautiful granddaughter Billie has her ninth birthday today and it’s nice that we can get here to share it with her. As always, however, today’s blog is about yesterday’s images.  When I get … Continue reading

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February 19, 2015 … I speak for the trees*

Bright sun and strong wind frustrate me. Seeking out the high places yesterday took me to the Northern (Wadestown) end of Te Ahumairangi, formerly known as the Tinakori Hill. The drive up to the carpark is steep and very narrow, … Continue reading

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