Category Archives: Haywards Hill

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

August 24, 2017 … across the hill and down the other side

It seems I have let time get away on me again. Since I last wrote I have spent a lot of time trying to improve my ability to see things in creative ways. Sometimes it works, and sometimes the seeing … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Haywards Hill, History, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Martinborough, Wairarapa | 2 Comments

August 16, 2016 … lovely light regardless of the weather

I really want some serious storm weather for a project I have in mind. However, all I am getting is a range of weather that is neither one thing nor the other. Nevertheless, sometimes the variable weather can present a … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Haywards Hill, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Maori, Maritime, sunrise, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

June 8, 2016 … through the lower middle

True to my word, I have returned more quickly than last time. We have had an astonishing spell of fine weather in the last week, not only sunny, but for the most part, flat calm. Those who have been with … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Birds, Cars, Cook Strait, Haywards Hill, Kaitoke, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Pauatahanui, Vehicles, Wairarapa, Waves, Weather | 4 Comments

July 23, 2015 … on the side roads

I have a new toy. A wide-angle lens offers different opportunities, so I acquired one for the Olympus. Yesterday I decided to spend the day experimenting with it. There are many ways in which such a lens might be used. … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Haywards Hill, Landscapes | 1 Comment

June 7, 2015 … on a seasonal roll

There seems to be a seasonal theme developing. Yesterday afternoon, I went seeking the season, beginning at Te Omanga Hospice where Mary works. New Zealand is predominantly a land of evergreens, so the problem of Autumn leaves is not as … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Haywards Hill, Landscapes, Light, Pauatahanui, Plant life, Seasons, Trees | 2 Comments

May 8, 2014 … a changing city and a constant landscape

Wellington’s Central Business District has evolved. When I first came here to learn computer programming way back in 1966, the trams had not long gone. There were many more old-style pubs, and a lot of the large movie theatres. A … Continue reading

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