You may have seen our post about the start of our local spring season. With the arrival of the warmer weather events are starting to pop up around the Wellington region. We thought we would share one with Brian’s Thankful Thursday.
Spring weather brings the Kapiti Arts trail which hosts open studios with painters, potters, textile artists and jewellers throwing open their doors and giving us a peep into their studio spaces. More about that in another post.
The other pleasure is the chance to make an early visit to the seaside and see the flax starting to bloom after a couple of quiet years with few flowers for the Tui birds to enjoy.
Spring on the Coast – Flax Flowers
The sand is not the golden sunny colour that you find on many beaches but it perfect for children of all ages when they want to play. Although at this time of year you are more likely to find boats being pushed to the water’s edge for a spot of leisurely fishing.
The spring weekend was also a chance for me to get my camera out for some practice away from home in different settings. I wanted to practice distance and wide shot that looks interesting. Catching the impression of the wide open spaces of the Kapiti Coast without it looking boring is not easy for a beginner photographer so I keep trying.
Spring on the Coast Kapiti Island Breakwater
I hope I have managed to make my distance shots interesting with waves and breakwaters. It was quite windy and very cloudy, although five minutes later, as we were getting into our car, the wind blew the clouds away and left blue sky.
Marjorie and the