Category Archives: Lakes

January 18, 2018 … in the bottom right hand corner

My aspirations as a landscape photographer lead me often to the Wairarapa, that often dry and rugged province that occupies the bottom right-hand corner of the North Island. It is a large rectangle aligned to the North East, bounded on … Continue reading

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December 31, 2017 … closing the curtains on another year

I hope the year has been kind to you, as it mostly has for Mary and me. Since I last wrote, photographic opportunities have been variable, and there have been times when I have had to make my own luck. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Art, Aviation, Bees, Birds, Boggy Pond, Children, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, insects, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Martinborough, Masterton, Masterton, Rimutaka Forest park, Rivers, Sunset, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Wellington | 4 Comments

September 22, 2017 … in catch up mode … again

When I quit doing this blog daily, it was because I didn’t want it to become a burden, of for guilt to take away the pleasure. I seem to have fallen into that hole in a big way, and now … Continue reading

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August 31, 2017 … don’t trust the GPS

Since my last post, Mary and I did a random “no-good-reason” day trip to Dannevirke. The day was beautiful, so we just went. As soon as Dannevirke was mentioned, I decided to come back via the scenic route out to … Continue reading

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July 28, 2017 … erratic swings of the weather pendulum

A true pendulum swings from one extreme to another at a steady and predictable rate. The idea of the pendulum as an analogy for weather breaks down completely with sudden and unexpected (by me) shifts, sometimes within the same day. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Art, Boggy Pond, Camera club, Children, Cook Strait, Lakes, Landscapes, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

July 2, 2017 “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing”*

Somewhere on our bookshelf is a book of meditative quotes and poems called “In the stillness is the dancing”**. I always found that book helpful. In the last several months, Wellington has been blessed with a lot of stillness, mixed … Continue reading

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May 6, 2017 … to complete the circle

The last place I described was Harihari on ANZAC day. The next few days after that, we did some exploration of the Lakes to the North of our bush hideaway at Pukekura. Lake Mahinapua, Lake Kaniere and Lake Brunner all … Continue reading

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