Category Archives: Maungaraki

August 9, 2017 … a thing of shreds and patches*

There is little or no coherence to the images I have been catching recently, except that in each case, I have been trying to see. I want to look behind the obvious. My first image this time was taken on … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Birds, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Maungaraki, Naenae, Reflections, sunrise, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

January 8, 2016 … close to home

Curse you, Facebook! You sent me a picture from four years ago, in which I was very much slimmer than I am now. Perhaps 18 kg slimmer. And so it was, that I walked the Petone waterfront on Wednesday, and … Continue reading

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November 8, 2015 … the rockets’ red glare

Yesterday got away from me. Before I knew it the day was over and Mary and I were due to dine at a friend’s house. In desperation I took a slightly long way there, stopping at the top of Maungaraki, … 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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July 1, 2015 … rosy sunset

I am still in dogged pursuit of those kingfishers. I even got one yesterday, but still too far away for a serious image. The Royal Spoonbill, on the other hand flew quite close. The wind-ruffled surface on the inlet spoiled … Continue reading

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November 25, 2014 … the mysterious swamp sheep

There were parts of Pauatahanui that I had yet to explore.   On Monday I decided to explore the parts of the reserve to the North of Grays Rd.  At first I found little of interest, though I liked the … Continue reading

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April 5, 2014 … the celebrations begin

I did mention the possibility of chaos, so this post is a day late. To my great delight, all of our kids came to Wellington for my 70th birthday (which doesn’t actually happen until Monday). My lovely wife’s hitherto unsuspected talent for … Continue reading

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