December 25, 2015 … Christmas greetings from me to you

My warmest Christmas wishes to you all.

Mt Vic

Wellington Harbour from Mt Victoria on Christmas Eve

To those of you who have other traditions, may I send you warmest wishes for whatever festivals you celebrate. I am looking forward to family coming round to join us soon, but while the house is quiet, I’ll deal with today’s analysis of yesterday’s wandering. It seemed to me, on Christmas Eve, that I wanted to make pictures of this city that I love so much. The weather was very pleasant, though still a little windy so I went up to Mt Victoria.


Luminous grass

On my way down the hill, a stand of grass seed heads caught my eye. If you saw the Lord of the Rings, and remember the seen where Frodo and his Hobbit companions are fleeing the Shire pursued by the dark riders, there was a scene where they were hiding down a bank and you could see just the black legs of the horse. This was where that scene was shot and this grass was probably fertilised by that very horse.


Southern suburbs of Wellington

After crossing Constable St., I went up Coromandel St, and walked up into the southern part of the Town Belt. It seems strange to me that, after five years of daily images, I am still finding new places from which to see my city. I wish you could see a high-resolution version of this image. It is a panorama taken from the Town Belt near the Zoo, looking back to Newtown and the city. Made of seventeen images, this picture seems to have more detail than any of my previous panoramas. Give it a click to see it as big as possible.


Nature’s own Christmas tree

And how can I present Christmas in Wellington without a Pohutukawa shot? This one was near the wharf at Petone.  May this season be a peaceful and happy one for you.

Time to greet the family.


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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2 Responses to December 25, 2015 … Christmas greetings from me to you

  1. brent says:

    merry christmas brian and family see you in the new year

  2. And the same to you and your family.
    We are just starting our Christmas Day here, on the east coast of Canada, and still no snow in Ottawa. 😀
    Sally is going to miss your daily post very much, especially when you went to the South Island.
    All the best for the New Year.
    Sally and Chico Wallis.

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