February 15, 2015 … do not adjust your sets

Normal service is expected to resume after today.

Hutt Rec

A mini-stadium for the followers of a minority religion in New Zealand

Things seem back to normal, though I didn’t have the energy to leave the house yesterday. As a consequence the images on offer are still poor thin things made somewhat half-heartedly. The first was from my bedroom window looking down to the Hutt Recreation Ground  which was, unusually, hosting a significant football game (the round-ball variety) between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City. Because of commitments to the Cricket World Cup, the Wellington Westpac Stadium was unavailable yesterday and for the next several weeks, so temporary stands and lighting have been installed. Apparently 9,232 patrons attended. I wouldn’t have been one of them even if I had felt well, but I was desperate for a shot.I wonder if they counted the guy in the fluoro jacket in the cab of the hydraulic crane who had to keep the floodlights in the air throughout the game. He got a great view.

nests

Wasted craftsmanship … worthless nest eggs

On a different track, in fact on several different tracks, Mary has brought home some discarded nests. I suspect these have been predated by rats or other pests, as the shell of the eggs were pierced but not enough to suggest that a successful hatching occurred.

Self-pity should now cease and normal service should resume.

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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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