Category Archives: flowers

July 17, 2020 … everything changes

I seem to have let things slip for a few weeks. Ah well, the solution is to pick them up again. Stillness speaks louder than the strongest gale. It demands my attention. The first thing I do every morning when … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Art, Birds, flowers, Hokio Beach, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, mountains, South Coast, sunrise | 3 Comments

May 22, 2020 … birds and bees

The weeks since my last post have been strange. Despite the easing of our lockdown status to level 2, life feels markedly different to the way it was before the restrictions. Perhaps it’s just the onset of winter weather. As … 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

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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

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April 4, 2010 … everything is changed … a locked down but nevertheless golden celebration

This week marks a special occasion which you can read about under the final image. When I last wrote, everything was more or less normal here in New Zealand. I no longer know what “normal” means. Back then, there was … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Birds, Cook Strait, Family, flowers, fungi, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Plant life, Rivers, Tararuas, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 9 Comments

18 March, 2020 … interesting times

Interesting times are upon us. As far as I know, I and all my loved ones are well. I hope the same goes for you and all who you hold dear. Today I offer fifteen random images with no apparent … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Birds, Boggy Pond, Camera club, creativity, flowers, Forest, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Manawatu, Maritime, mountains, Museum, Rimutaka Forest park, sunrise, Weather | 2 Comments

February 29, 2020 … I’ll take what I can find

I seem to have fallen into a rhythm of posting every two weeks, perhaps in the hope that I might have produced sufficient images that I am happy to share. Obviously, I would like to produce great images, but even … Continue reading

Posted in Arachnids, Birds, Festivals and fairs, flowers, Maritime, Moon, mountains, Weather, Wellington | 7 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

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January 24, 2020 … making lots of images

Challenging weather in the last few weeks has been a mixed blessing. There have been days which offered little inspiration. When the light has been reasonable, it has made me look more closely at whatever is in front of me. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bees, Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, night, Railway, South Coast, Sunset, Weather, Wellington | 6 Comments