Category Archives: Plant life

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

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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

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

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

October 13, 2019 … what did I see?

I suppose that a useful technique for improvement might be to ask myself questions about the images that I like. Why did I make this image? What appealed? Now that I’ve made it, what might I have done better? Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, Children, Family, flowers, Food, Maritime, Plant life, Reflections, Rivers, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

June 20, 2019 … an odd variety

Thank you to those who pointed out to me that I had lost the ability for readers to click on images and see a larger copy. I believe I have now restored that. The images give a better account of … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cook Strait, Forest, insects, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Rotorua, sunrise, Wellington | 7 Comments

March 16, 2019 … a time of grief

Our time of innocence is ended. For a very long time, New Zealand has been blessed to be  largely free of hate crimes. Yesterday, Friday 15 March, a deluded white supremacist burst into a mosque during Friday prayers. In an … Continue reading

Posted in Eastbourne, Evans Bay, Forest, harbour, Maritime, Uncategorized, Weather | 4 Comments

March 10, 2019 … out into the provinces

Restlessness is not a good sign. I find myself wanting to do something, but not sure exactly what. Perhaps it is a signal or trigger that I should change directions for a while, or do something different.  Sometimes I follow … Continue reading

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January 03, 2019 … the road goes ever on and on*

Happy New Year to all my readers, and especially to those who have been with me for so long. The WYSIWYG identity has gone through a number of evolutions since I first used it in 1993. I hope to make … Continue reading

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