April 18, 2015 … waves and flowers

Step by step, I am finding its tricks.

Lyall Bay

By Lyall Bay standards, these are quite good waves

The catch with many new cameras is that a lot of their functions are accessible only of you press, twist or hold an improbable combination of buttons at once, and they are rarely intuitive in the way they are laid out. But, as I said, I am becoming familiar with the tricks. Yesterday’s venue was Lyall Bay where there was still a significant surf after some ugly weather in the preceding days.


Riders of all ages and stages come here regularly.

Lyall Bay will never be one of the great surf spots of the world, and most of the time, its waves are mere ripples in the eyes of genuinely competitive surfers. As I understand it, however, it is a good place to learn, and it has its share of regular visitors who would rather be on a board than at a desk. Its riders are young, old, male, female, but whoever they are they seem to have fun.


Not sure what the flower is but the leaves are mean.

Back at home, our neighbors have planted a rather vicious plant with a beautiful spike of flowers. Regrettably its leaves are also spiky and I would not wish to make contact unexpectedly.

That’s all for now.



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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2 Responses to April 18, 2015 … waves and flowers

  1. John Titchener says:

    Isn’t this flower a Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) ?

  2. Yes, thanks for that John

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