Category Archives: Geology

June 7, 2019 … thanks for your many kindnesses

Since I last wrote, the region has had more than its fair share of wild and downright ugly days. If I were a depressive personality this would be getting me down. Happily, I can sometimes use the bad days to … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Evans Bay, Geology, Haywards Hill, Hokio Beach, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, mountains, Pukerua Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Sunset, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 10 Comments

September 29, 2018 … to be in the same place but see it again

Since I last wrote, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. As an accredited judge for the Photographic Society of New Zealand, I get to view and assess entries for competitions held by other clubs. Now if only I … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, flowers, Geology, Lakes, Landscapes, Maritime, Masterton, Masterton, mountains, Reflections, Rivers, Seasons, Tararuas, Trees, Wairarapa, Wellington | 2 Comments

August 31, 2018 … at the end of Winter

In New Zealand, there is an ongoing debate as to the boundaries of each season. We have a meteorological calendar which says that Spring begins on September 1, and an Astronomical calendar which has it beginning at the vernal equinox … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Art, Geology, Lakes, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Reflections, Tora, Wairarapa | Leave a comment

May 7, 2015 … around the edges

Lingering nasty weather imposes greyness. Unless the sea is either flat calm or spectacularly stormy, I tend to go elsewhere. Yesterday I broke that pattern by going to Mana Marina while the wind was blustery and the water was choppy. … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Geology, Lower Hutt, Maritime, Plimmerton, Waves | 1 Comment

January 24, 2015 … facing the sea from a rocky shore

Again that wind was deceptive. Ruffled water at Pauatahanui spoiled the shots I planned there, so I kept going. Before I knew it I was on SH1 in the early stages of the rush traffic on a Friday afternoon. This … Continue reading

Posted in Cook Strait, Geology, Landscapes, Maori, Pukerua Bay, Weather | 2 Comments

January 16, 2015 … from squabbles to stillness

Mary wanted to see the pied-stilt chicks. Thus, my photographic day began at Pauatahanui once more. However, I think I have stretched the pied-stilt kick about as far as possible, so though I got some shots, I turned elsewhere. Near … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Birds, Festivals and fairs, Geology, Hutt River, Korokoro, Petone, Reflections, Weather | 1 Comment

May 9, 2014 … rock concert on the South coast

Wellington’s South coast really shows its teeth to people landing at Wellington from the South. From Palmer Head¬† at the harbour entrance to Cape Terawhiti and up the West coast at least as far as Makara, the rocks are sharp … 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

Posted in fungi, Geology, Landscapes, Light, Pukerua Bay, Waves, Weather | Leave a comment

April 17, 2014 … grey wet landscape

My heart was just not in it yesterday. In fact,¬†pieces of it were still back on the floor with my shattered camera and lens. But I have not yet missed a day of this blog, and whether it is commitment, … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Geology, Hutt River, Silverstream | 3 Comments