Category Archives: Paekakariki

March 2, 2016 … improve each shining hour*

Despite the long gaps, I am not being totally idle. Images are being made, selected, worked on or discarded. Sometimes they arise by chance, and sometimes I set out with determined intent. Mary and I went to a local outdoor … Continue reading

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July 8, 2015 … grey and chilly mood

Winter is becoming real. The phrase “icy blast” is appearing in the media more often. Of course, by North American standards, our winter storms are mild. Nevertheless, our winters can be miserably uncomfortable. The combination of damp and wind suck … Continue reading

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April 2, 2014 … birds and buses

For reasons yet to be disclosed, family are gathering. Ants, Drew and Abbey were going to spend a few days in a borrowed bach (pronounced “batch” and translated as holiday home) at Waitarere Beach an hour or so up the … Continue reading

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April 14, 2012 … various shades of black

Proximity often turns into opportunity. Yesterday I was on my way to the opening of an exhibition by four very talented photographers. Shona Jaray, Neil Gordon, Peter Beddek, and Katie Beddek have an exhibition called “Near and Far” and it … Continue reading

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April 13, 2012 … lunching with old friends

Once every two or three months, I get the privilege of having lunch with a group of former colleagues  from a job I had back in the eighties. We have been friends for a long time now, and tend to … Continue reading

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