Category Archives: fungi

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

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July 13, 2019 … did anybody get the number of that truck?

I had my surgery ten days ago, and all went well. However, even though it was a minor procedure done with an epidural anaesthetic, it seems to have drained my energy and enthusiasm for chasing images around the country. Many … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, Food, fungi, Landscapes | 3 Comments

June 26, 2018 … and still it goes

With a very few exceptions, in the last week or so, we have been experiencing Wellington’s version of winter. That translates as heavy overcast, strong wind, interspersed with rain or occasionally hail. We rarely get snow, but some of our … Continue reading

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September 18, 2015 … when all you have is a hammer …

… everything looks like a nail. An old joke, I know, but the parallel is there. When I go out armed with a particular lens, I tend to make my shooting match the capability of the lens.  As it happens … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 … a thing of shreds and patches*

You wouldn’t like it if I were to sing. But I do regard myself as a wandering teller of stories, with pictures thrown in. On some days, I go where the whim takes me, with no plan or intention in … Continue reading

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January 11, 2015 … art in the city

I was minding my own business, to begin with.   Then Mary came rushing in and said I had to come with her to a place where she had just walked with a friend. Ever the dutiful husband, I grabbed … Continue reading

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November 10, 2014 … brevity …

This edition should embody the soul of wit. It is brief because yesterday I took very few images. It was the last day of the convention, and like the rest of the days, we had organized fine weather. Well, we … Continue reading

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May 7, 2014 … wind, waves and spores

Nor’Westers in Wellington are frustrating. If they are strong enough, they make it unpleasant to be out in. They spoil the chances of photography on the inlet, and you have to go quite a distance to see decent waves on … Continue reading

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May 3, 2014 … seeing more on foot

My car needed its warrant of fitness yesterday. The dealer dropped me back home at 8am. I checked at around 11am and it was ready. The day was almost reasonable, so I decided to walk the 3 km from home … Continue reading

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