Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Meri Kirihimete!

Wishing you and your family and friends a safe and happy holiday season.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Luna Rosa Tonight

Going, going, going ... gone! Luna Rosa, January 2008

After a wet and muggy start to the day, I'm looking out the window at clearing skies and the sun poking through. Hopefully it will clear enough to see the Luna Rosa again tonight.

Update: I took the photos above during the last eclipse visible to NZ - 2008 - with my then new camera propped on a box - no tripod at that stage. Like you, MOM, it clouded up again and wasn't visible this side of the Rimutakas, either.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Morena, Wellington!

Looking south this morning - dawn and the Kaikoura ranges (South Island) rising above the rooftops of Strathmore Park.
Later, a brisk walk before work and a shot from the Petone wharf, looking south across the harbour at Wellington city.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Moving on out...

Ka kite, Cuba Street. Will miss your vitality.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lazy Sunday Afternoons

What do you do when it's raining and cold outside?
Here's an idea...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Winter Love #3

Mt Ruapehu in the evening light.
Took up mid-winter break and headed up to Mt Ruapehu for a few days of skiing. Lucked out and had terrific weather, but skidded on an icy patch on my last day and now have a bruised thumb, which made photography tricky, so my plan to take some landscape shots on the drive back to Wellington went out the window.
So, for a change, you can have a pix of me!

Jux skiing @ Turoa

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wind power

It was a stunningly beautiful crisp and cold weekend. SunnyJim and I made plans to visit the wind turbine in Brooklyn now it’s in working order once again. Alas, we didn’t make it until near evening on Sunday, when dark ominous looking clouds started rolling in from the south. So no more pictures of the snow capped Kiakouras.

But I was suprised to be able to see the windfarm at Makara from Brooklyn.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Winter Love #2

A peek at the snow capped Kaikoura ranges of the South Island, from the living room window, on a clear winters morning.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Winter Love #1

Mornings when the mist rolls in off the Cook Strait and around the hills and valleys of Wellington.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Winter sunshine

The temperatures have plummeted, the woodburner is cranking (eco, of course - apparently less than 0.6 emissions, the selling point being a tree rotting on the forest floor produces more emissions than this) and Monty the minty moped is under cover.
Winter is here!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

True Love

"... is beautiful, true love, oh, everything's cool ..."
Its so cute when couples co-ordinate their outfits.
"True Love" - Marching Girls (1980)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Out on the street

Cuba Street, Wellington. A constant source of inspiration.
'Out on the Street' by Space Waltz (1974)