Category Archives: Animals

August 31, 2017 … don’t trust the GPS

Since my last post, Mary and I did a random “no-good-reason” day trip to Dannevirke. The day was beautiful, so we just went. As soon as Dannevirke was mentioned, I decided to come back via the scenic route out to … Continue reading

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August 9, 2017 … a thing of shreds and patches*

There is little or no coherence to the images I have been catching recently, except that in each case, I have been trying to see. I want to look behind the obvious. My first image this time was taken on … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Birds, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Maungaraki, Naenae, Reflections, sunrise, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

July 23, 2017 … there and back again

Since I last wrote, Mary and I spent eleven days in Queensland with our eldest son and his lovely family. In so doing we missed most of the wildest and coldest storm Wellington has had in four or five years. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Arachnids, Birds, Brisbane, Landscapes, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Birds, Cook Strait, Landscapes, Light, Lowry Bay, night, Otaki, sunrise, Sunset, Waves, Weather | 3 Comments

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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