November 25, 2015 … thunder in the gorge

Random wandering was yesterday’s plan.

Quail

Californian Quail

It started at the home of Andrew and Abbey where a strange bird call caught my attention. A Californian Quail was perched on a large transmission insulator which is a feature object in their garden.

Lupins

Lupins in full bloom

On the back road between Arrowtown and Arthur’s Point there were lots of the seasonal displays of lupins.

Valley

Green valley

Closer to Arthur’s Point, there is a nice view down the  green valley towards Queenstown.

Jet

Shotover Jet at full throttle

A little time at the Shotover Jet base is always fun as the huge growling engines of the jet boats bring thunder to the gorge. An added feature yesterday was the strong wind which launched most of the sand on the point into the air and into the passengers waiting for their ride.

Pool

At the pool

In the evening we were babysitting the children while their parents went to a concert. It was swimming lesson night and I liked the texture and reflections on the water.

It was a long day.

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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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2 Responses to November 25, 2015 … thunder in the gorge

  1. really like the pool reflections

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