November 26, 2015 … Westward into the mist

Andrew and Abbey were both working yesterday, but were kind enough to lend us a car.


Looking Westward on Lake Wakatipu towards Glenorchy. Pig and Pigeon Islands are to the left.

Mary and I took some lunch and set out along the shore of Lake Wakatipu in the direction of Glenorchy. It was a grey and moody day that intensified as we went Westward. I am not entirely sure it wasn’t snowing on those ranges to the South beyond Kinloch.


Honey bee on clover in the Glenorchy wetlands

After a coffee at one of the local hostelries, we went out on the walkway through the Glenorchy lagoon. This is a swampy area with extensive boardwalks, lots of birdsong, and a delightful range of local flora.  I believe that as yet the pestilential Varroa mite has not yet reached this far South so it was a joy to see honey bees in good numbers.


Honey bee on lupin

Also plentiful were the lupins which officialdom regard as a pest weed. The bees don’t care.


This is wild bleak country when the weather is rough

Regardless of the imminent rain, it was a very pleasant hour=long walk around the lagoon, followed by lunch in the car at the lakeside near Glenorchy jetty. I was amused to watch an elaborately staged wedding shoot taking place with three still photographers and one videographer. It was certainly a dramatic backdrop. I am told that many couples come here to have their wedding photographs done weeks or months after the actual wedding back in China.

Now we are home in Wellington  and I am tired so that’s all for now.


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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