July 6, 2015 … regardless of the weather

A deep depression hangs over Wellington.

Half mast

Rugby fans mourn the defeat of the Hurricanes in Wellington

This has nothing to do with the weather. On Saturday night, our favourite sons, the Hurricanes, were trounced by Otago’s Highlanders in the final of the Super 15 Rugby competition. Our boys were odds on favourites, in front of a home crowd, Somehow the Southerners snatched it away. Congratulations to them. A house on Breaker bay captured the local mood.


It seems much lighter over there. Tapuae-o-Uenuku catches the sun while a heavy cloud hangs over us. The fishing vessel Daniel leads the Interisland Ferry Kaitaki home to Wellington.

Now that I think of it, the mood carried over into meteorology. Wellington was overcast, but across the Strait, the sun was shining.


A sea-level view across the water and the sharp red rocks to the mountain behind Kaikoura

I go my tripod out, got down low and pulled things a little closer. Yes, the sun was shining over there, while in Wellington our hearts were leaden. In the words of the Sufi poets, this too shall pass.

red sky

Red sky at night … hope for a new day

In fact, the blazing sky as seen from our back door last evening promised better things to come.

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 July 6, 2015 … regardless of the weather

  1. gcberger says:

    Haven’t been following recently. How do the Hurricanes match up,against the Blues?

    • Sorry fro the slow reply George. The Blues are at the bottom of the league this year and the Hurricanes were supposed to be at the top. Poor old Blues had a really hard year.

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