July 26, 2016 … wildly variable weather

Winter in Wellington is a total lottery. Statistically, the season is wetter, windier and colder, but any given day can range from howling wind and rain to mirror calm and clear sunlight.

CBD

Wellington CBD at Midland Park

With family and friends in town, I visited the city a  few times and got some of the good stuff. Midland Park is a popular venue for the lunch crowd, even if the seats are still damp from recent rain.

tree

Wanaka has its solitary tree. Here is Wellington’s version

Along Lambton Quay, I spotted a tree in a planter at the Terrace level.

Clouds

Clouds and moon

Later in the week, having taken nothing all day, I got a call from Mary at work, alerting me to the moon rising over a spectacular cloud bank on the Eastern Hills.

Hills

Misty hills behind Pauatahanui

A day or so later, I got a text from a friend to tell me that the Pauatahanui inlet was flat calm and worth a look. Sadly, such notices have a short shelf-life, and the bright morning had faded by the time I got there.

Wellington

A lovely Wellington day

Later in the week I was in town to celebrate a birthday with a friend  and enjoyed a still day on the harbour.

Moonrise

Moonrise over the Hutt Valley

That same evening, a clear sky and a near full moon provided a lovely view over the valley from home.

Estuary

On the Hutt Estuary

Towards the end of the week, I went to the Hutt estuary where there was a lovely golden evening.

Makara

A howling Northerly at Makara

In the weekend just past, we had a strong gale, and I went looking for serious waves. I timed it wrong, so this was the best I managed.

 

 

 

 

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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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One Response to July 26, 2016 … wildly variable weather

  1. DennisW says:

    The “Misty Hills” is a great shot! A fine example of the stylized Chinese art inluence.

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