Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

November 4, 2017

After the Rain

Filed under: Arataki,Flowers,Plants,Rain — super @ 10:38 pm
Clematis paniculata seed heads

Clematis paniculata seed heads

Clematis paniculata seed heads after the rain (which seems to be a permanent fixture). At Arataki Visitor Centre today.

October 31, 2017

Waitakere Brass Band

Filed under: Art,Birds,Music,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 8:07 am
The Trombonist

The Trombonist

The home of the Waitakere Brass Band is next to the railway line at Olympic Park. A group of fine artists (Nate, Nirvana, Sore, Ezra, Jonny4H, Mandy — Kakano Youth Arts Collective) have covered it in murals, displaying themes of music and nature. Nice work!

Waitakere Brass

Waitakere Brass

Florals and the City

Florals and the City

The Fantail

The Fantail

Pukeko

Pukeko

Tui

Tui

October 30, 2017

Bursting Open

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons,Titirangi — paul @ 9:57 am
Pohutukawa Buds

Pohutukawa Buds

Buds of Pohutukawa blossom about to burst open.

October 28, 2017

Rosette

Filed under: Agriculture,Black and White — paul @ 8:57 am
Rosette

Rosette

Low to the ground, the leaves of broadleaf plantain (Plantago major).

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

October 22, 2017

Standing Guard

Filed under: Art,Mount Albert,pou — paul @ 5:49 pm
Pou

Pou

The Oakley Creek shared path runs between Unitec and New North Road, Mount Albert. About halfway along is this pou (guardian pole).

October 21, 2017

Glitter

Filed under: Black and White,macro,Patterns — paul @ 8:56 am
Moss and Dew

Moss and Dew

Dew covered mosses on the Ian Wells Track.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

October 16, 2017

No Pot of Gold

Filed under: Colours,Point Chevalier,Waterview — paul @ 9:24 am
Rainbow Path

Rainbow Path

Some time ago, the Northwestern Cycleway received a coat of many colours for a short stretch from Unitec (Point Chevalier) towards the west. Nice and cheerful, even without a pot of gold. And it’s there, rain or shine!

October 14, 2017

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Filed under: Black and White,Bridges,Mount Albert — paul @ 7:59 am
Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

The elegant pedestrian/cyclist bridge, is named “Te Whitinga” (The Crossing). It spans State Highway 20 at the Alan Wood Reserve, Mount Albert, and is beautifully illuminated at night.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

June 19, 2017

Comb (Lonnie Hutchinson)

Filed under: Art — paul @ 8:11 pm
Comb (Lonnie Hutchinson)

Comb (Lonnie Hutchinson)

Currently on display at Te Uru in the outside window.

An exhibition of work by Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson will open on Saturday, 24 June at 4 p.m., preceded by an artist talk of the artists at 3 p.m.

June 18, 2017

Morning at the Fieldays

Filed under: machines,Seasons — paul @ 8:33 pm
Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

Last Thursday I visited the Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton – the mist was still hanging around the valleys at the starting time of 8 a.m., and the grass was covered in frost. The start to a wonderfully sunny morning where I learnt that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in a townie’s mind… (with apologies).

The NZ Agricultural Fieldays 2017 took place from 14 to 17 June. It is a big agricultural show with international participation, attracting about 130,000 visitors.

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