Regular Random: five minutes with a paraglider at Muriwai

While the Big T and I were picnicking at Muriwai a couple of weekends ago, this para-glider launched and landed a couple of times; looking like he was testing out new gear, or perhaps is still a newbie.

Eventually he managed a couple of sustained periods in the air; sailing over our picnic a little too close for comfort. But at least — unlike the seagulls — he wasn’t after our fish and chips.

Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look;  and if you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.

The ring bearer

You know how you’re just walking along sometimes, and you see something that’s a bit incongruous, so you keep thinking about it — trying to construct a story that makes sense of what you’ve seen

In Sydney a few years ago, I saw someone striding along, in heels, carrying a tyre slung over their back. What isn’t clear from the photo is that they were wearing only a swimsuit under the coat.

I have imagined a few different scenarios. What do you think?

Ragtag Daily Prompt | ring

A damp start to the day


New growth on the lemon tree. Two days of rain will be helping the garden. Image: Su Leslie 2018

I was going to grizzle a little about the rain and cold winds we have been experiencing for the last few days, but in the light of Queensland’s tornado, the UK’s Storm Callum, and of course, Hurricane Micheal, I will simply note that it’s been a bit damp (and dreich — thank you Anabel for reminding of this excellent Scots word), but good for my garden.

Ragtag Daily Prompt | damp