Category Archives: Hutt River

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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June 25, 2016 … an eclectic mix

Since I last wrote, I have spent a lot of time at the Hikoikoi reserve as I do whenever George (our annual resident white heron) is present. He seems to have made a derelict boat his home for the last … Continue reading

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May 8, 2016 … stillness and water

Most days since I last wrote, I have made pictures, but most pictures were fairly ordinary. A bouquet of flowers for mothers’ day arrived, and I hijacked them, using the TV screen as a background. I confess to focus-stacking to … Continue reading

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December 6, 2015 … a day of randomness

Sometimes it is hard work to extract a halfway decent image from opportunistic picture grabbing. A friend alerted me to another of those charity bike rides. You may have noticed that I rarely show pictures of people, so this didn’t … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015 … images thick and fast

It was a thick and fast kind of day. There was thick fog in Wellington and fast water in the Hutt River. The fog seemed to have a severe impact on city bound traffic, and when I got to the … Continue reading

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October 11, 2015 … tough start, happy end

Mary and I did a late afternoon drive. At first there was nothing useful. The Okowai Lagoon near Porirua is disgracefully polluted, five years after work to rehabilitate them was reported to have started. I have all but given up … Continue reading

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October 1, 2015

Wasn’t it Christmas just last week? October already seems impossible. However, yesterday saw September go out with a burst of fine spring weather. I decided to go to Whitireia Park because it was the kind of day that could see … Continue reading

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