February 25, 2015 … drifting slowly back to earth

Back to earth and home yesterday.


If you have never done it, I heartily recommend it. Despite my aversion to heights, this is somehow different.

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 a hot air balloon passing low and slowly over the house. There was scarcely any wind to achieve forward motion so the pilot had to experiment with height changes to seek out the currents that would take him to a landing site.

Church (1)

One of the many churches in Petone. I liked the wispy clouds.

Back in Wellington, it was camera club night, and I had arranged a walkabout in Petone. Members were offered the choice of going down to the shore, or through the character-filled back streets of Petone. I chose the latter.


This church is less than fifty metres from the other

There are a lot of churches in Petone, some of which have more architectural merit than others. The warm light of the setting sun helped a lot.

That’s all for today.


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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