Category Archives: Waikanae

August 27, 2015 … a change in the weather

A beautiful day with no commitments is always tempting. Waikanae popped into my head, so I went that way. Of course, this takes me past Pauatahanui so I had to pause for the beauty of the ponds, reasonably calm and … Continue reading

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February 9, 2015 … it’s an ill wind

Our climate sometimes moves past very quickly. A former colleague told of his first day in Wellington and as he watched the clouds scud by, he remarked to his wife that it was like watching replays of the weather channel … Continue reading

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November 24, 2014 … calories and waterbirds

A chance encounter a month or so led to a reunion.   Our friends Martin and Catherine and their daughter Elizabeth were host to a reunion of four couples who have known each other for something like thirty years, but … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 … from soaring with eagles to plotting in the mud

Fitting photography in around other family and social commitments requires tact on my part and a great deal of patience from my nearest and dearest. Yesterday I went with Mary to the airport to meet my brother-in-law John coming in … Continue reading

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April 16, 2012 … creeping boundaries

Cities grow, but I don’t have to like it. When we came back to Wellington in 1980, the South East corner of the Pauatahanui inlet was rural. There were cattle, sheep and pine trees on the slopes to the South. … Continue reading

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