Category Archives: Pauatahanui

August 8, 2018 … undirected wandering

As I was uploading the images for this edition, I wondered how much of my allocated space I had used, and how many images were there. It seems that, since I started this photo-blog manifestation of WYSIWYG on January 1, … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, flowers, Horowhenua, Landscapes, Light, Pauatahanui, Reflections, Rivers, sunrise, Tararuas, Vehicles, Wairarapa, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

June 8, 2016 … through the lower middle

True to my word, I have returned more quickly than last time. We have had an astonishing spell of fine weather in the last week, not only sunny, but for the most part, flat calm. Those who have been with … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Birds, Cars, Cook Strait, Haywards Hill, Kaitoke, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Pauatahanui, Vehicles, Wairarapa, Waves, Weather | 4 Comments

April 11, 2016 … filling in time

Reading is dangerous. It fills your head with strange ideas. Likewise, listening to people whose photography you admire is disruptive. I am becoming accustomed to not feeling guilty if a day or three go by with no images made. On … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cook Strait, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Maritime, Paekakariki, Paremata, Pauatahanui, Porirua, Pukerua Bay, Waves, Weather | Leave a comment

December 19, 2015 … Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit*

At Pauatahanui, the water was not still. The birds were hard to find, so I drove off. And then I stopped because there was a proliferation of rabbits on the grass by the shore on the Western side of Motukaraka … Continue reading

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November 16, 2015 … another grey day

We are owed a lot of good days if the average spring weather is to be maintained. Way too many wet days suggest that our spring will have been the worst for a while.  I started making pictures at Pauatahanui … Continue reading

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November 5, 2015 … breeding plumage

On my way to lunch, I chose the route that gave me a view  of the harbour. Brown silt from the swollen Hutt River coloured the harbour and made Matiu/Somes and Mokopuna islands stand out. Suddenly, between them was a … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Food, Miranda, Pauatahanui, Seasons, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

September 20, 2015 … finding it in the chill grey weather

Protracted grey cloud, rain and chill winds dampen the spirits. Nevertheless, until the end of the year, sat least one every day is still the rule. I hadn’t been to Pauatahanui for a while, so that’s where I went yesterday. … Continue reading

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September 7, 2015 … implores the passing tribute of a sigh*

A chill breeze took some of the pleasure from the sunny day. In the city, the Bluebridge ferry “Straitsman” was at her berth, surrounded by lesser vessels, tugs and trawlers. The fishing vessels that berth in the inner city are … Continue reading

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August 28, 2015 … what a magnificent day

When I opened the curtains yesterday there was a golden haze in the North East. Not a single cloud in the sky, not the slightest breath of wind  and all the signs were there that this would be one of … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Landscapes, Light, night, Paremata, Pauatahanui, Reflections, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

August 18, 2015 … on familiar trails

One day I must calculate how often I have written about visits to Pauatahanui. Yesterday, my friend was discharged from hospital, but due to a miscommunication, I turned up a few hours early to move him on to his new accommodation. … Continue reading

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