Category Archives: Silverstream

October 23, 2015 … low cloud and drizzle

The last few days have been freaky, weather-wise. We have had strong winds alternating with low cloud, mist and rain. Normally I would suggest that these are incompatible, but that’s what we have had.  Low cloud is not necessarily bad … Continue reading

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October 8, 2015 … where has my muse gone?

Like Peter Pan, I need to get my shadow sewn back on. My days seem weirdly full, due in part to time spent minding the gallery during our photographic exhibition. By our standards the visitor numbers are good, but there … Continue reading

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September 18, 2015 … when all you have is a hammer …

… everything looks like a nail. An old joke, I know, but the parallel is there. When I go out armed with a particular lens, I tend to make my shooting match the capability of the lens.  As it happens … Continue reading

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August 26, 2015 … endless drizzle and rising river

It was a good moody day for a funeral. From the Hutt Valley, the view up the hills towards home was variable, coming and going as the rain drifted by. After the funeral service in the afternoon, I paused to … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015 … pick a theme and stay with it

I could claim that today’s single theme was a planned outcome. It wasn’t. That’s just how it turned out. Through the morning curtains, a rosy gleam told me something interesting was happening. Overhead, there was heavy black overcast. Away to the … Continue reading

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May 25, 2015 … the sight and sound of steam

It was a damp day to begin with but got steadily better. In the morning, Mary went for a walk from Silverstream bridge to Totara Park bridge, walking up the Eastern side of the Hutt River trail. I dropped her … Continue reading

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December 2, 2014 … shall we gather at the river*

Meteorological weirdness persists.   Despite the blustery Southerly and sullen cloud overhead, I tried for some birds at Plimmerton. This Pied oystercatcher was really the only thing I saw apart from common red-billed gulls. Stunning colour in the beak.   … Continue reading

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November 10, 2014 … brevity …

This edition should embody the soul of wit. It is brief because yesterday I took very few images. It was the last day of the convention, and like the rest of the days, we had organized fine weather. Well, we … Continue reading

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September 27, 2014 … wandering in the park

Yesterday I visited a friend in the upper valley. On the way home, I diverted by way of Heretaunga Trentham Memorial Park. In the middle of the park is Barton’s bush, a lovely dense patch of native trees. The only … Continue reading

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August 15, 2014 … le jour où la pluie viendra*

As the old joke has it, if you don’t like our climate, wait twenty minutes. It began well enough, though I would have preferred that the wind was not ruffling the water like that. There were a large number of … Continue reading

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