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

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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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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