Category Archives: Art

June 18, 2020 …seize the day

“Up we go! Up we go!’ till at last, pop! his snout came out into the sunlight, and he found himself rolling in the warm grass of a great meadow.” (Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows) Like Mole, I feel … Continue reading

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May 5, 2020 … so much to be grateful for

A full five weeks of Level 4 lockdown is behind us. It seems to have been the right course of action. Yesterday, in New Zealand, there were no new cases of Covid-19 reported. In terms of our personal well being, … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Art, Bees, Family, flowers, Food, insects, Landscapes, Light, Plant life, sunrise, Weather | 1 Comment

April 19, 2020 … If I had the wings of an angel*

Three weeks of lockdown at level 4 (the highest) are now completed in New Zealand. At least one more week to go, and perhaps more. Even if the government does loosen the reins, I suspect there will still be considerable … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, adversity, Animals, Arachnids, Architecture, Art, flowers, Landscapes, Light, Moon, Seasons, Weather | 2 Comments

February 8, 2020 … articulation

A random post on Facebook last week caused me to think about the processes and mechanisms of human thought, and especially my own. The writer was a person who thought verbally and was shocked to learn that there were people … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Art, Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, insects, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Maritime, Turakirae, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

December 29, 2019 … yet another year is ending

I hope you all had a great festive season in whatever way you celebrate it. Those of our family who were in Wellington gathered for Christmas lunch, and in the evening we were invited to dinner with the family of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Belmont Regional Park, Birds, harbour, Korokoro, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Railway, Seasons, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

November 14, 2019 … time slides by

Somehow, though it seems just yesterday that 2018 ended, another year is coming to an end right before our eyes. Despite all my grand intentions, I have achieved very few of my photographic aspirations. There have been a few images … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Art, Birds, Cars, Forest, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Manawatu, Museum, Reflections, Rimutaka Forest park | 1 Comment

September 29, 2019 …some local colour

Since I last wrote, there have been a lot of days that were, at best grim and uninviting as far as photography goes. It’s officially Spring, and that has brought grey skies and bitter winds. Of course there have been … Continue reading

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July 25, 2019 … almost back to normal

I am happy to report that I am restored to near normal after a period of recuperation. This restoration seems to have coincided with a a particularly mild period in what would normally be a bleak winter month. I am … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Birds, Children, Evans Bay, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Maritime, Oriental Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Wellington | 2 Comments

May 15, 2019 … grinding of teeth

I spend a lot of time agonising over my photographic ability. I get lots of positive feedback from you, gentle readers and I thank you for it. But my severest critic remains unsatisfied. My best images still fall far short … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Art, Bees, Cook Strait, flowers, harbour, History, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wellington | 9 Comments

March 10, 2019 … out into the provinces

Restlessness is not a good sign. I find myself wanting to do something, but not sure exactly what. Perhaps it is a signal or trigger that I should change directions for a while, or do something different.  Sometimes I follow … Continue reading

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