Dappling, dabbling and dawdling

When the spring winds died later in the afternoon yesterday we headed to Aotea Lagoon for a walk and to enjoy the surroundings there.
I particularly enjoyed the dappling of the sun on water in the larger of the two duck ponds.
The ducks were dabbling.
This gull was content to allow me to dawdle very close to his/her perch.
And other gulls were dawdling in a group near the main Lagoon.
Sun, late afternoon light, water, nature….what could be better on a late Sunday afternoon in September.


12 thoughts on “Dappling, dabbling and dawdling

      1. Gallivanta

        This morning I read the very poem for you, although, as usual, I don’t understand it all that well. It is Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins ‘Glory be to God for dappled things ——-For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; ……..” As I was reading, I was having happy little images in my head of the photos in your post.

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        Thank you for this. I feel very honoured that you imagined my photos as read “Pied Beauty.” I read recently that a photo that touches the heart is a “good” photo.

      3. Gallivanta

        I hadn’t thought about that before, but, yes, we do ‘see’ photos with more than our eyes. I love it when I see a photo that makes my mouth open with a gasp and makes my heart do a little leap.

      4. Gallivanta

        So pleased that they do. I think we are both finding our interest in photography rewarding and that it is giving us new perspectives in many areas of our lives.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      These gulls are very well fed at the lagoon so this one was probably hoping I had something in my pocket.
      It was a very sheltered part of the area which was lovely.


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