July 25, 2015 … out and back again

It was a wander and hope kind of day.

Locomotives

Horsepower in abundance

Sladden Park is on the Western bank of the Hutt River in Petone. It is just downstream of the Moera rail bridge. Prowling around that area, I heard a heavier than usual diesel sound from the railway. The train consisted of eight locomotives and one flat-bed wagon full of  wagon wheels. I am guessing that the with the possible exception of the front locomotive, they were headed for the railway workshops just over the bridge. Unfortunately I had the long lens mounted, in the hope of catching birds, so I couldn’t zoom back far enough to catch the whole train.

Feather

Peace on the waters

On the riverbank, there was little bird life of real interest, so I settled for this feather drifting downstream.

Moss (1)

Moss on the driftwood

Back at home, conscious of how little I had caught on my journey, I got the macro lens out and attempted to get close to some moss on one of Mary’s artfully disposed pieces of driftwood.

Moss (2)

A closer visit to the moss

It is intriguing how different the character of the moss is when you get really close.

This edition is produced in haste and published in advance since I have a day in Christchurch on 25th with no computer access.

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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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