(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)
This painted transformer is the work of Dan Mills. It is situated in Granville Drive, Massey East. Opposite of this box are the club facilities and playing grounds of the Massey Rugby Club, and Moire Park.
They still use good old-fashioned straw in the production of strawberries. Seen along State Highway 16 at Kumeu.
Berries like this were for sale at the markets on Sunday, but I prefer to wait a little longer, until they have soaked up more sun and burst with flavour.
From my visit to Muriwai last Friday. It was quite windy, and in such conditions it is especially fascinating to watch the gannets fly.
The clock at New Lynn Plaza is supported by a brick pillar, as behoves a place with a long tradition in bricks and earthenware.
Daylight saving started Sunday, 26 September at 2 a.m., when the clocks were advanced by one hour (last Sunday of September). For a week we will be three hours ahead of New South Wales. We will correct back on Sunday 3 April 2011, 3 a.m.
For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.
When the tide goes out, the hard sand of Muriwai beach is a great track for these lightweight land yachts – given the right wind conditions. And we had no shortage of wind, lately!
Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.
Clematis paniculata is a New Zealand native which climbs high in the trees, and in spring their flowers brighten up the green of the bush with patches of white. This particular example is climbing up a tall tree along Huia Road.
The September equinox will occur today, 23 September, 3:09 p.m. NZ time (=3:09 a.m. GMT). While the official beginning of spring in New Zealand is September 1, other countries align their seasons with equinox and solstice dates. So we have another excuse to celebrate spring (if one were needed).
The time of equinox is often associated with severe storms, and this year we certainly got a long and almighty blast (a weather beast as the TV forecasters called it), starting late last week and still going (with lulls in between).
This box controls the traffic lights at the intersection Jaemont Ave, Te Atatu Road, Vera Road. While there are many boxes depicting birds, this is the only one I am aware of which shows a kiwi. I guess very few of us have encountered kiwis, but tui and other birds are parts of our lives.
The flowering end of a branch of a coral tree (Erythrina sp.). These trees (known more commonly as flame trees, although that will cause confusion with other unrelated trees) are quite common in the Auckland region, their bright flowers carried on leafless branches. Birds like tui and silvereyes are partial to the nectar of the blossoms.