Category Archives: Normandale

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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December 24, 2015 … perhaps summer

Another visit to Zealandia yesterday. This time it was with our eldest son, daughter-in-law and four of our grandchildren. Though the stiff breeze persisted in the outside world, the sky was blue and the park provided shelter for us all. … Continue reading

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September 11, 2015 … never give up

Most of us have seen the cartoon. You know the one where a frog is in the beak of a bird, but has its hands around the throat of the bird so it can’t be swallowed. Well, I had pretty … Continue reading

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August 7, 2015 … the full range

If you don’t like our climate, wait twenty minutes. Heading out to the hospital this morning, I liked the gentle fading provided by the mist as I came down the hill on my way to the hospital. My friend’s wife … Continue reading

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May 17, 2015 … through every passion ranging*

My life was spiced with photographic variety yesterday. In the morning, the upper valley was bathed in soft light, diffused through low cloud. Though I have shot the same landscape many times before I just liked the light. In the … Continue reading

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May 15, 2015 … five feet high and rising *

Oh Lord, didn’t it rain! And it blew. Yesterday was like no other day since we came to Wellington in 1980. It was almost up there with the disastrous floods of 1976, though it’s hard to compare since there have … Continue reading

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February 26, 2015 … pedestrian perspective.

With the car in the shop for new brakes and other issues, I was of necessity a pedestrian. Walking from the Northern end of the CBD towards home, I spotted these guys in Riddiford Gardens. The Lower Hutt City Council’s … Continue reading

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February 16th 2015 … pride cometh

Just as I was congratulating myself on a quick recovery! I went out yesterday, and perhaps pushed too hard too soon. Nothing terribly physical, you understand, just the strain of standing upright and staying awake got too much for me, … Continue reading

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January 22, 2015 … the dying of the light*

New Zealand bush is unremittingly green. Predominantly evergreen, our bush tends to be less colourful than forest in other countries. I struggle to produce images that adequately share my response to being in the bush. Over the hill in Wainuiomata, … Continue reading

Posted in Belmont Regional Park, Forest, Landscapes, Light, Normandale, Sunset, Trees, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

November 29, 2014 … it was a dark and stormy night*

Yesterday’s journey began in Porirua.   After a pleasant lunch with a photographic friend, I  headed up to the hills of Whitireia Park after first pausing to observe the early bloomers on the Pohutukawa trees.   I had hoped to … Continue reading

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