Category Archives: Seasons

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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1 March, 2017 … oh what a week it has been

Most of my week was centred on the RNZAF’s celebration of their 80th year with an airshow at Ohakea. If you have no interest in aviation skip to the end. The last shot is worth it, in my opinion. Mary … Continue reading

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October 12, 2016 – seasonal transitions

Our city has a reputation for the speed at which its atmosphere moves past. It’s citizens get defensive, and some are even in denial. However, for a week now, the harbour and other bodies of water have ranged from ruffled … Continue reading

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August 7, 2016 … winter starts to bite

If you live in far Northern parts of the world, you will probably sneer, but nevertheless, Wellington is capable of inflicting bone-chilling teeth-chattering winter misery. It is rarely accompanied by snow, but the Southerly wind with near horizontal rain is … Continue reading

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July 26, 2016 … wildly variable weather

Winter in Wellington is a total lottery. Statistically, the season is wetter, windier and colder, but any given day can range from howling wind and rain to mirror calm and clear sunlight. With family and friends in town, I visited … Continue reading

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December 25, 2015 … Christmas greetings from me to you

My warmest Christmas wishes to you all. To those of you who have other traditions, may I send you warmest wishes for whatever festivals you celebrate. I am looking forward to family coming round to join us soon, but while … Continue reading

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November 5, 2015 … breeding plumage

On my way to lunch, I chose the route that gave me a view¬† of the harbour. Brown silt from the swollen Hutt River coloured the harbour and made Matiu/Somes and Mokopuna islands stand out. Suddenly, between them was a … Continue reading

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