Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 31, 2015 … rain or shine

What’s a little rain between friends? As I have said before, some might see my daily photography excursions as manifestations of obsessive compulsive disorder. No matter what the weather or where I am on the day, I have the need … Continue reading

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May 30, 2015 … finding shots in the cold

It took a while to start looking for pictures yesterday. When I finally stirred myself into action, I consciously tried for different perspectives from my usual ones. I went up to the water reservoir at Point Howard, and looked South … Continue reading

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May 29, 2015 … a stunning day from start to finish

My day started at 3am since I had to deliver Mary to the Airport two hours before check-in. It was still pitch black when I left the airport soon after 5 am, but street light reflections suggested that the sea … Continue reading

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May 28, 2015 … what a swell party this is*

Rumours reached me of a South Coast spectacle. Naturally, I had to investigate so I went to the city on my way to the South Coast. In my rear-view mirror, I noticed that there were curtains of heavy weather of … Continue reading

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May 27, 2015 … sunlit interlude

Technically it’s not yet Winter here. Lately, however, we could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Yesterday broke the mould. Sunshine always inspires a sense of wellbeing in me, even if there is frost on the ground. Some mist around the … Continue reading

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May 26, 2015 … a chilly start to a bright cold day

The forecast from the previous day had predicted snow in the morning. We looked out at the clear starry sky and thought they had it wrong. Next morning, I looked out of my window and saw the hills behind Wainuiomata. … Continue reading

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May 25, 2015 … the sight and sound of steam

It was a damp day to begin with but got steadily better. In the morning, Mary went for a walk from Silverstream bridge to Totara Park bridge, walking up the Eastern side of the Hutt River trail. I dropped her … Continue reading

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May 24, 2015 … living at the margin

Makara is an interesting little community. Though it is just twenty minutes from Wellington, and is indeed part of Wellington City, it seems like another country. Many of the homes, at least as seen from the outside, are rustic, and … Continue reading

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May 23, 2015 … bright and cold

We interrupt our regular rain programme to bring you an unscheduled day of sunshine. To prevent any misunderstanding about the seasons,  the regular programme of chilly temperatures will be maintained.  This was evidenced by the flock of grey ducks on … Continue reading

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May 22, 2015 … soggy soggy day

Bright sunshine streams in my window. It was not like this yesterday. In fact it briefly crossed my mind that we might be in for a repeat of the previous week’s deluge. Fortunately, it was less severe than that. It … Continue reading

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