Category Archives: Rimutaka Forest park

October 26, 2015 … a sudden and unexpected burst of summer

It’s a long weekend in New Zealand. On the fourth Monday in October, we observe Labour Day. As a statutory paid holiday, it celebrates the struggle 175 years ago, for a universal eight-hour working day, though many still don’t have … Continue reading

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October 12, 2015 … from motorcycle thunder to forest birdsong

Hundreds of rumbling motorcycles. I really do mean hundreds of them. Yesterday the Women’s International Motorcycling Association organized it’s annual “Pink Ribbon Ride” in support of breast cancer research. The riders gathered in Petone, row upon row of gleaming machines, … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015 … play Misty for me*

When a photographer meets a barrier, the only option is to photograph the barrier. Rain, wind and mist have been the constant feature of recent days. Yesterday was particularly misty and though I don’t want a constant diet of it, … Continue reading

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August 19, 2015 … lost plot

My attempt at thematic photography came a little unstuck yesterday. In Oriental Bay, an empty log carrier , the Star Life, was being guided towards its berth by the two red tugs, with Tiaki hanging off the stern as a … Continue reading

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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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December 1, 2014 … an ill wind

Wild winds continue to plague the supposedly warm season.   I followed the Wainuiomata Coast Road to the South Coast where nothing was happening, or at least nothing that caught my eye. Hare’s tail grass was thrashing frantically under the … Continue reading

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September 28, 2104 … one thousand days and a new kiwi

This is the 1,000th edition of this blog. At an average of about 600 words a day, that’s an awful lot of writing. Though the blog lacks the intellectual rigour of my doctoral thesis, there is a certain sting in … Continue reading

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