March 19, 2015 … deflated expectations

It’s a self-inflicted injury.

Spoonbills

Royal spoonbills sheltering among the reeds at Pauatahanui

When I go out hoping to find something to take a picture of, the result are almost invariably qualitatively worse than if I had gone out with a plan. It drives me nuts. I went wandering yesterday, and took the well-worn path to Pauatahanui. A group of somnolent Royal Spoonbills were huddled against the wind on one of the islands in the pond on the reserve. No excitement here.

Heron

White-faced herons move with grace, no matter what the weather.

On Motukaraka point, a white-faced heron was picking its way delicately through the waves in search of a crab dinner.

Barn

Old barn on death row

On the way home, through Judgeford, I noted that the old farm shed that was due to be demolished back in December, lingers on. With the roofing iron and wall cladding gone, it seems to be losing the battle with time, piece by piece.

Nothing more to say today.

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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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