Category Archives: Landscapes

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 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

Posted in adversity, Art, Bees, Family, flowers, Food, insects, Landscapes, Light, Plant life, sunrise, Weather | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Academic, adversity, Animals, Arachnids, Architecture, Art, flowers, Landscapes, Light, Moon, Seasons, Weather | 2 Comments

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 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

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Art, Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, insects, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Maritime, Turakirae, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

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

January 10, 2020 … happy new year

Hello! Happy new year to all who read this. I hope 2020 will be your best year yet. I also hope that it will see an improvement in the images and stories that I offer you. So, let’s begin this … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Airport, Birds, Cars, Cook Strait, Evans Bay, Forest, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

December 29, 2019 … yet another year is ending

I hope you all had a great festive season in whatever way you celebrate it. Those of our family who were in Wellington gathered for Christmas lunch, and in the evening we were invited to dinner with the family of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Belmont Regional Park, Birds, harbour, Korokoro, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Railway, Seasons, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

November 14, 2019 … time slides by

Somehow, though it seems just yesterday that 2018 ended, another year is coming to an end right before our eyes. Despite all my grand intentions, I have achieved very few of my photographic aspirations. There have been a few images … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Art, Birds, Cars, Forest, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Manawatu, Museum, Reflections, Rimutaka Forest park | 1 Comment