October 6, 2015 … to the end of a lovely day

I heard rumours of a white heron.


White-faced heron circling in pursuit of another bird. Hard to tell if it was love or war.

I went down to the stream where a sighting of “George” had been reported. Alas, no George. There were, however a pair of white-faced herons engaged in what could either be courtship or combat overhead.


Premature pohutukawa

Near the stream, a pohutukawa was in bloom. Most pohutukawa do their thing in the latter half of December, so this was an early harbinger of summer to come.


Sparrow tree? Certainly a heavy crop

In case George had returned to familiar haunts, I crossed the road and went to the boatsheds at the Hikoikoi reserve. Alas, no white heron, but I found what looks like a sparrow tree with a heavy crop, ready for harvest.


A very pleasant evening on Petone foreshore

Mary and I were finishing our dinner in the evening when she glanced out of the window. “The light is perfect,” she said, “go!” I always knew I had found the perfect wife. Stillness and a rosy haze at Petone beach gave me some interesting shots.


A walk in the setting sun

At the Western end of the beach, the shadows were getting deeper, and the light more dramatic. By the time I got home, the dishes were done. She is a keeper!

That’s all for today.


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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One Response to October 6, 2015 … to the end of a lovely day

  1. nzphotog says:

    Love the last image

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