Category Archives: Animals

June 18, 2017 – making up for lost time

Oh my goodness. How did I let 19 days pass without posting? To be fair, I have been busy with photography, both personal and club-related.  I had never intended to be so slack. It has been an extraordinary month weather-wise. … Continue reading

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February 13, 2017 … our missing summer

The wind outside my window has averaged somewhere over 100 km/h today according to a report I heard on the radio. It has carried rain with it for much of the day, and no hint of summer. There are reports … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Animals, Birds, Botanic gardens, flowers, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, Landscapes, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

December 19, 2015 … Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit*

At Pauatahanui, the water was not still. The birds were hard to find, so I drove off. And then I stopped because there was a proliferation of rabbits on the grass by the shore on the Western side of Motukaraka … Continue reading

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December 15, 2015 … through other eyes

It’s fun having a teenage granddaughter to visit. The last time I took Grace to Staglands was early in 2005. She had few memories of that earlier visit, but seemed to enjoy this trip just as she did last time. … Continue reading

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December 11, 2015 … weirdness abounds

Ugliness is not necessarily uninteresting. Indeed, not all images need to be “chocolate box” syrup. Today’s fist image is really an exercise in macrophotography. The puriri moth which I photographed two days ago was now, to borrow from the immortal … Continue reading

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November 24, 2015 … following the river

Views from the Crown Range on the previous day prompted me to explore the Gibbston Valley. I went up Coal Pit Road, as far as the first closed gate and then, mindful of the sign warning that this was a … Continue reading

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November 16, 2015 … another grey day

We are owed a lot of good days if the average spring weather is to be maintained. Way too many wet days suggest that our spring will have been the worst for a while.  I started making pictures at Pauatahanui … Continue reading

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