Puzzled, pleasured, and pacified by a city stroll


Plants in a puzzling perspective? Just shadows on the pavement.


The room they forgot at Massey University. And forgot and forgot and forgot.

Red doors to heaven? Just a Massey University thing.


Hard to see but this ngaio tree is populated by kaka, native birds spreading out from Zealandia, a conservation island in a city

Old ngaio tree near the Carillon? Yes, and can you see six kaka nibbling buds and blundering over branches?

Pet rabbit on a leash, resting in a jacket

Buddy-rabbit tucked into a jacket

Toy on a tummy? Just a Buddy-Rabbit tired after his big Saturday walk.

But I am refreshed by a tiny walk across Wellington. Such pleasure, such puzzles. Light and shade. Mini-eccentricities. New native bird life. Student with a rabbit on a leash.

I love my little city.

Daily Post prompt, photos rachel mcalpine cc by 2.0


10 thoughts on “Puzzled, pleasured, and pacified by a city stroll

  1. toutparmoi says:

    Lovely photos, Rachel. I’m afraid the recent winds have been keeping me indoors – at home or elsewhere.

    1. If you’re not in Wellington, you missed an intermittently beautiful day.

      1. toutparmoi says:

        I am in Wellington, but I only ventured outside a few times to see how the sunflowers were doing in the wind.

      2. Hope they survived! My tomato plants have split.

      3. toutparmoi says:

        The ones that had flowered lost their petals! But at least they kept their heads. An example to us all.

      4. Parable of the day.

  2. This made me smile.

  3. Aunt Beulah says:

    So much you saw and how much I enjoyed what you shared, especially the weary bunny on a leash. I should wander around my little town with fresh eyes.

    1. It was one of those days!

  4. cedar51 says:

    sometimes you just need to amble/wander – and when you do, you see things…so many people are in such a hurry. Something, I rarely have to do is “hurry”

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