Category Archives: Naenae

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

June 14, 2015 … solemnity to sunset

In company with our younger daughter Helen and son-in-law Vasely, Mary and I had a morning coffee at the Dowse Gallery in Lower Hutt. The cafe (Reka cafe) is a pleasant and almost always busy place, with fresh food and … Continue reading

Posted in Cook Strait, Family, Landscapes, mountains, Naenae, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

December 22, 2014 … slow start and better ending

Days have been ending differently.   Grey mornings transform slowly into bright sunny afternoons. It’s better than staying grey, I suppose. Our day began with a visit form nephew Daniel who we met at Naenae station. I was impressed by … Continue reading

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November 13, 2014 … random views from the valley

Wandering the valley yesterday was not very productive. From the lookout at the top pf the Wainuiomata hill, the cruise liner Celebrity Solstice stood out like a great white whale. There are bigger ships, but she is certainly one of … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 … windmills by moonlight

Sometimes I am my own worst enemy. What I am doing wrong is obvious to me, but I keep doing it, hoping the outcome will be different this time. Yesterday afternoon, late, I tried for some panoramic shots from Pt … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Art, Landscapes, Light, Naenae, night | 3 Comments

April 10, 2013 … the cold breath of Autumn

Excuses, excuses! Somehow, I spend far too much time finding reasons why my day has not been as photographically productive as it might have been. Of course I don’t live in isolation. I am happily married, I have children and … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Hutt, Naenae, Railway, Seasons, Trees | 2 Comments

April 8, 2013 … life amidst the gloom

Alright, I get the message. There’s no such thing as an endless summer in Wellington. Yesterday was a mean-spirited reminder of the season to come.  A little more sunshine is forecast, in the week ahead, but increasingly there are ugly … Continue reading

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