Category Archives: Children

January 24, 2018 … summer takes various forms

This has to be the warmest Wellington summer since we came here in 1980. I do not remember temperatures exceeding 31ÂșC, ever. We have had a lot of blue sky days and some grey ones, but it has remained warm … Continue reading

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December 31, 2017 … closing the curtains on another year

I hope the year has been kind to you, as it mostly has for Mary and me. Since I last wrote, photographic opportunities have been variable, and there have been times when I have had to make my own luck. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Art, Aviation, Bees, Birds, Boggy Pond, Children, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, insects, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Martinborough, Masterton, Masterton, Rimutaka Forest park, Rivers, Sunset, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Wellington | 4 Comments

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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