Category Archives: Wairarapa

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

March 22, 2019 … denial is futile

Yesterday was our autumnal equinox. It is obvious therefore that I can no longer cling to the idea that we still have not used all of our share of summer. That doesn’t stop me resenting the comparatively poor quality of … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Aviation, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Rivers, sunrise, Wairarapa, Wellington | 1 Comment

February 24, 2019 …. if you haven’t grown up by now, you don’t have to

This somewhat belated edition is slightly longer than normal because, well, there was an airshow. If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time, you know that I love a good airshow.  But first, let’s get some … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Architecture, Art, Aviation, Bees, insects, Light, Lower Hutt, Masterton, night, Reflections, Rivers, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

February 01, 2019 … turning up the heat

Before I start my regular blog this week, I want to pay tribute to a former colleague. When I first joined Victoria University of Wellington as an academic rather than a student, it was as a member of a very … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cape Palliser, Family, Seasons, Wairarapa, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

October 25, 2018 … here we are again

A busy time since the last post. Out in the gloaming (do people still use that word?) and I just loved the colours in the Seaview Marina. I was a bit nervous about this long exposure because I was standing … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Music, night, Reflections, Wairarapa, Waves, Weather | 3 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

August 31, 2018 … at the end of Winter

In New Zealand, there is an ongoing debate as to the boundaries of each season. We have a meteorological calendar which says that Spring begins on September 1, and an Astronomical calendar which has it beginning at the vernal equinox … Continue reading

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