December 16, 2015 … up the creek again

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

River

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.

Bee

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.

 

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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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