February 20, 2015 … wandering locally

We are travelling to Queenstown today.


Te Puni urupa. The chief’s marker is the square one three back in the centre

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 back to Wellington, I have organized a walkabout in the streets of Petone for the camera club, so I thought I had better have a trial run. Among the noteworthy places on the back streets of Petone is the Te Puni urupa (cemetery) where Honiana Te Puni, a chief of the Te Atiawa people was buried after his death in 1870. Honiana Te Puni formed an alliance with the pakeha and helped avoid many a battle. See http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/honiana-te-puni-nz-wars-memorial


These fibres are almost two metres above the ground, I have no idea how they get there

Many of the nearby industrial sites have high fences topped with barbed wire. Somehow, most of them have strands of fibre streaming from the barbs. On a farm, nearer to ground level, I would assume sheep had brushed against the fence, I am baffled as to what creature is sufficiently far off the ground to make it happen here.


Altocumulus over Petone

That persistent wind was still blowing, and may have been a contributor to the fascinating cloud patterns over the  Western Hills. I am no meteorologist, but I suspect that they are altocumulus clouds

More from Queenstown 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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2 Responses to February 20, 2015 … wandering locally

  1. nzphotogToya says:

    I think the fibres on top of the fence are from plastic bags that have blown there. I have a similar image from years ago with more of the bags intact.

  2. John Titchener says:

    Very tall sheep???

    Come to think of it though, didn’t your local MP reckon he had seen moa grazing around Lower Hutt? Maybe he was right…

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