Category Archives: Children

October 27, 2017 … creeps in this petty pace from day to day*

Once you commit to shifting house, nothing is the same again. Though we have yet to sell, or to place a bid in our hoped-for new home, we have begun packing. And now the silly decisions of 37 years and … Continue reading

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July 28, 2017 … erratic swings of the weather pendulum

A true pendulum swings from one extreme to another at a steady and predictable rate. The idea of the pendulum as an analogy for weather breaks down completely with sudden and unexpected (by me) shifts, sometimes within the same day. … Continue reading

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February 1, 2017 … drifting without a rudder

Perhaps it’s the lack of a specific project, but I have made fewer images than usual in the week just passed. It was a while since I had done the South Coast so I went round Moa Point and the … Continue reading

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January 25, 2017 … how did we get to here already?

I may have mentioned that we are seeing a lot of our grandchildren in this period between start of school and end of parental holiday entitlement. Cooper is ten and has a (passing) fixation on World War I and biplanes, … Continue reading

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January 18, 2017 … taking the weight off the springs

Finally, I have submitted my portfolio to the Photographic Society of New Zealand. My twelve images are intended to encapsulate the idea of shelter or haven as found in marinas. Whether I am successful or not depends on a panel … Continue reading

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December 28, 2016 … aimless wandering

After settling back inĀ  from our trip to Waiheke, I have tried to get back into some sort of photographic rhythm, with marginal success. I am still working on my marina-based project, but the weather has not only been unkind, … Continue reading

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December 30, 2015 … the seals of approval

And still the great weather persists. Yesterday (Tuesday), we took our grandchildren over to Martinborough where their parents David and Rowena have rented a holiday cottage for a few days. Ants and Sarah came too, in their own car since … Continue reading

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