Category Archives: flowers

June 19, 2018 … just having fun

Some of my former colleagues have described me as a poster-child for the joys of retirement. They allege that they can see my grin long before they see me. Now I experience a full range human emotions, ranging from extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, flowers, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Plant life, Reflections, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

June 11, 2018 … almost to the tipping point

The Winter solstice is always welcome as a sign that summer is on its way. Of course there is a lot of winter’s weather yet to come, but we know that the days will get progressively longer. Just ten more … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Rivers, Weather, Wellington, Zealandia | 3 Comments

June 1, 2018 … challenging every shot

It may be an illusion, but I seem to be making progress. Whether or not that is so, I continue to enjoy the process. This edition begins with a macro shot to fill in a wet and stormy day. Mary … Continue reading

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April 13, 2018 … tightening the screws

My artistic muses keep telling me that I make too many images, and that I should try to set a higher standard. I keep agreeing with them, but struggle to comply. Let’s see how we go this week. A bright … Continue reading

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March 24, 2018 … suffering for my art

When I left you last week, I had just completed the trip to Pencarrow Lighthouse with the camera club. What I didn’t tell you is that as I came back across the Hutt estuary to Petone, I saw some delightful … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Architecture, Camera club, Family, flowers, Greytown, Landscapes, Light, night, Railway, Reflections, Rivers, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

February 22, 2018 … a need to take control

I suppose it’s a bit late in life to reach this conclusion, but I really need to stop letting life just happen to me. Every morning, there is a new day. And each day just seems to do what it … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Bees, Children, Family, flowers, insects, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment