Category Archives: Makara

December 17, 2015 … after a long absence

My granddaughter Grace had a list of things to see and do. She wanted to see a wind farm, since there are none near her home in Brisbane. We went out to Makara and drove up to the West Wind … Continue reading

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November 7, 2015 … avoiding the crowds

Crowds are not my favourite thing. Thus, when it came to going into town to join the throng celebrating the triumphant parade of the victorious All Blacks and/or the royal visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of … Continue reading

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September 13, 2015 … weird and wonderful mixture

Hail, wind and sunshine mingled. When I unveiled the day, I was confronted a localized band of heavy rain moving across the Eastern side of the valley with bright sun shining through it. In the afternoon, with pleasant sunshine and … Continue reading

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July 3, 2015 … a day of sombre tones

Heavy grey cloud and strong winds yesterday have not improved today. I had some pictures to deliver to Makara yesterday, so of course I had to try for some shots out there, regardless of the┬ádrabness of the day. I began … Continue reading

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May 27, 2015 … sunlit interlude

Technically it’s not yet Winter here. Lately, however, we could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Yesterday broke the mould. Sunshine always inspires a sense of wellbeing in me, even if there is frost on the ground. Some mist around the … Continue reading

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May 24, 2015 … living at the margin

Makara is an interesting little community. Though it is just twenty minutes from Wellington, and is indeed part of Wellington City, it seems like another country. Many of the homes, at least as seen from the outside, are rustic, and … Continue reading

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May 11, 2015 … the sun before the rain

Rain is hammering on my window. The forecast for the week ahead is for more of the same. Strong winds, heavy rain. I wonder what Winter will be like. Happily, yesterday was much nicer. There was a stiff Northerly, but … Continue reading

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