Category Archives: Plant life

May 31, 2017 – still but chill

Winter is almost upon us. So far it has been relatively mild, but Wellington can be deceptive in that regard. Though the thermometer may register as much as six or seven degrees, winter in the area can produce a sense … Continue reading

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April 28, 2016 – Autumn in Central Otago

To the best of my knowledge, I have never posted sixteen images in one post before. On the other hand, this edition covers a whole week in a photographer’s paradise. It began on Wednesday 20th April when I flew from … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Arrowtown, Camera club, creativity, Family, Forest, Kawarau Gorge, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Queenstown, Reflections, sunrise, Sunset | 8 Comments

November 11, 2015 … consolation prize

For the second time I trudged up the steep tracks of Te Ahumairangi in a  fruitless search for the New Zealand falcon. I saw one in the far distance, but I obviously followed the wrong track. Nevertheless, it was a … Continue reading

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September 28, 2015 … with other eyes

Sometimes the gift of a visitor helps to see a familiar place in new ways. We took my brother-in-law Paul to Zealandia yesterday. The weather was surprisingly good, and interrupted a span of wet and wind. On the lower dam, … Continue reading

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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

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June 5, 2015 … wrapping up for winter

Until now, the transition has been gradual, almost teasing. But now, without a doubt, it is winter. We shall still enjoy the occasional calm sunny days as often as  they may occur, but the new ordinary for the months to … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Maritime, Plant life, Pukerua Bay, Seasons, Weather | 4 Comments

May 8, 2015 … moist mist and sharp points

This has the makings of a long winter, and in theory we are still in Autumn. Nevertheless, there is something to be seen each day, provided I manage my time somewhat better than I have recently. Mary is still working … Continue reading

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