Category Archives: Trees

July 1, 2019 … celebrating the stillness

This edition appears earlier than I intended because I am scheduled for a surgical procedure on Wednesday. Nothing unusual for a man of my age, nor is it particularly sinister, but it will apparently slow me down for a few … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bayou, Birds, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Paremata, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wairarapa | 8 Comments

May 15, 2019 … grinding of teeth

I spend a lot of time agonising over my photographic ability. I get lots of positive feedback from you, gentle readers and I thank you for it. But my severest critic remains unsatisfied. My best images still fall far short … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Art, Bees, Cook Strait, flowers, harbour, History, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wellington | 9 Comments

September 29, 2018 … to be in the same place but see it again

Since I last wrote, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. As an accredited judge for the Photographic Society of New Zealand, I get to view and assess entries for competitions held by other clubs. Now if only I … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, flowers, Geology, Lakes, Landscapes, Maritime, Masterton, Masterton, mountains, Reflections, Rivers, Seasons, Tararuas, Trees, Wairarapa, Wellington | 2 Comments

January 10, 2018 … Happy New Year

Thank you for staying with me. Some of you have been Internet friends since about 1994, and I value your continued company on this ever-changing journey. My presence on the Internet, and then on the Web, has evolved over the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Birds, Clive, Family, harbour, Hawkes Bay, Kelburn, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Napier, night, Pekapeka, Tararuas, Trees, Wellington | 3 Comments

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

Posted in adversity, Arachnids, Day's Bay, Day's Bay, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Lowry Bay, Plant life, Seasons, Trees, Weather | Leave a comment

December 2, 2015 … my roof’s got a hole in it and I might drown*

Despite my hopes to the contrary, the rain did indeed come down. Steady grey drizzle, all day. From my front door, there is normally a view towards Point Howard, but today the greyness obscured everything beyond the neighbour’s cabbage tree. … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, flowers, Maritime, Railway, Seaview, Trees, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

November 9, 2015 … limping along

According to my calculations, I have 51 more editions of the daily blog to go. On some days, I wonder if I shall make it. I have no intention of not making it, but on the drab days I am … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Camborne, Landscapes, Plimmerton, Trees | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Art, Birds, Camera club, Forest, Lower Hutt, Trees, Weather, Wellington, Zealandia | 1 Comment

September 21, 2015 … no end in sight

Endless dreary grey as far as the ten-day forecast will stretch. At Petone beach, there is a certain sense of adventure as you look down the harbour mouth and see the heavy weather coming towards you. Nobody was walking on … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Eastbourne, Hutt River, Maritime, Matiu/Somes Island, Seaview, Trees, Weather | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, Haywards Hill, Landscapes, Light, Pauatahanui, Plant life, Seasons, Trees | 2 Comments