December 9, 2015 … random and diverse events

I feel like a one man flash mob.


Fresh shortbread

With no coherent design or purpose, I was popping up here there and everywhere. First, it was at home where Mary was making a batch of shortbread for a function at her place of work. Double torture! I smelled the aroma of baking but knew it was not for me.  Ah well, at least I got a picture of them.


Tui in the flax – quite unafraid

As I went out of the door to look for an image, a tui flew into the flax bush near the door and ignoring presence, began probing the flax flowers for their nectar. It seems that the craving for nectar overcomes their normal caution.


Large moth … probably a Porina Puriri moth

When Mary came home from her work with the local school, she brought with her a very large moth which I believe to be the porina moth (Wiseana cervinata). female puriri moth  (Aenetus virescens). Like most moths it has a very short life-span, and the tattered state of its wings suggested it was near the end of its time.


Coming home in the dark

In the evening, it was the final camera club night of the year with prizes awarded and a shared supper, all very congenial. Since we are nearing the solstice, the light lingers, so after the club rooms were locked and dark, I went down to the harbour at Seaview where I watched the little fishing boat, J.Vee returning up the glittering pathway of the Hutt River estuary to its mooring.

Last light

Last light

A little further along Port Road, there was a nice view towards the city with the dark silhouette of Matiu/Somes Island outlined against the lights of Wellington.

That will be enough for now.


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 December 9, 2015 … random and diverse events

  1. nzvideos says:

    They are all rather enjoyable, but I especially like ‘Coming home in the dark’. Thank you Brian.

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