Category Archives: Botanic gardens

February 13, 2017 … our missing summer

The wind outside my window has averaged somewhere over 100 km/h today according to a report I heard on the radio. It has carried rain with it for much of the day, and no hint of summer. There are reports … Continue reading

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September 21, 2016 … here and there, this and that

It has been an ordinary week, mostly characterized by drab, chilly and often drizzly weather. I don’t mind such soft grey weather as it often presents attractive views. At Petone wharf, for example, the view across the almost flat harbour … Continue reading

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October 18, 2015 … here today, gone tomorrow

Wandering yesterday, I passed the botanic gardens. Despite a boisterous wind, the tulip beds were in remarkably good shape and attracted many visitors. Two young Vietnamese women  wearing traditional ao dai were posing for photographs, and they brought back memories … Continue reading

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September 29, 2015 … moonset and tulips

When I think of moon photographs, I usually think of moonrise. Yesterday morning while it was still dark, I emerged from my bedroom and saw the “super moon” approaching the Western horizon. Of course the camera was nearby and ready … Continue reading

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September 3, 2015 … the load is lightened

Forming an intention is a huge step towards action. I like making images and I like blogging. However, as I mentioned yesterday, the daily obligation has been leading me down wrong paths. I had a long talk with my good … Continue reading

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September 1, 2015 … allegedly, the beginning of spring

Today’s reality, spring or not, is an Easterly gale with lot’s of rain. I had to go into town yesterday to buy a new external hard drive. I enjoyed a coffee with my younger daughter while I was there and … Continue reading

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June 24, 2015 … getting bloomin’ close

More rain yesterday had an influence on my choices. I decided to take my new macro lens for a walk and went to the Begonia House in Wellington’s splendid Botanic Gardens. I should note that yesterday’s exercise came nowhere near … Continue reading

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