Category Archives: The Plateau

September 12, 2015 … in a quiet valley

Business issues took me to the upper valley yesterday. Rather than going straight home, I went first to the Plateau a little to the North of Upper Hutt. Though some images were made there, nothing really ignited the creative flame … Continue reading

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July 11, 20i5 … what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger*

There was supposed to be snow. North of Upper Hutt there is an area called the Plateau, and it can usually be relied upon to be a few degrees colder than other parts of the Hutt Valley, especially in Winter … Continue reading

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January 5, 2015 … the rivers run still*

A family picnic is usually fun, especially on a good day.   Yesterday was a very good day, so with son Anthony, Daughter-in-Law Sarah, and their two children Maggie and Cooper, Mary and I went to the Tunnel Gully area … Continue reading

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December 29, 2014 … bush at the edge of the city

We seem to have developed a new tradition.   Mary makes a picnic lunch and then I drive us to a surprise location. Yesterday’s trip was a bit constrained by fears of holiday congestion on the main roads. I went … Continue reading

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