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

July 13, 2010

Strings of Pearls (Whau)

Filed under: Arataki,Patterns,Plants — Tags: — paul @ 12:06 pm
Strings of Pearls (Whau)

Strings of Pearls (Whau)

Another shot of whau pods after a foggy morning, taken at Arataki Visitor Centre. The Whau (Entelea arborescens) is a shrub or small tree, endemic to New Zealand. It is a deciduous plant, laden with prickly seed pods in winter. I liked how the out of focus dew drops on the left echo the shape of the cluster of pods.