December 16, 2015 … up the creek again

Random wandering yesterday lead me to the Hutt River at Te Marua.


The Hutt River near Te Marua

It was almost warm, though not enough in my opinion to justify the three young people who went past me into a swimming hole in the river. Shrieks and gasps confirmed my judgement that the water was much colder than it looked.


Honey Bee on the blackberry flower

My attention was distracted by the lively buzzing of honey bees around the flowers of the prolific blackberry bushes nearby. As you may have read in earlier editions, I get excited to see feral honey bees seeming to make a comeback.

Bee flight

Flying off to the next flower

I took way more pictures than I could use, but that’s the nature of opportunistic picture making.

That’s enough 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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