February 25, 2015 … drifting slowly back to earth

Back to earth and home yesterday.

Balloon

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.

Petone

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.

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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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