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Month: June 2011 (Page 2 of 3)

Look Down! (Falls Park)

Approaching the Bridge

Approaching the Bridge

Falls Park, Henderson, is a small reserve between the Falls Hotel and Oratia Stream. A brick path leads to a bridge designed by Karekare artist John Edgar. On both sides of the bridge, there are markers 40-50 cm across (metal with stone inserts), showing a stylized kauri tree and water (kauri logging was the first activity of European settlers in this area, and led to the foundation of Henderson).…

Self Portrait in the Trees

Oratia Stream, Henderson

Oratia Stream, Henderson

I might not climb many trees, these days, but I can still step up onto the seating on the bridge over the Oratia stream (“McLeod’s Bridge”). This is taken from McLeod’s Bridge, Henderson, same place as my post of May 28, but in different light.…

Voting for an Early Christmas?

Christmas Trees Waiting for Christmas

Christmas Trees Waiting for Christmas

It’s probably a nice little sideline for this farm to grow some Christmas trees at the far end of the paddock. Seen by the roadside on Awhitu peninsula.…

Persimmons Anyone?

Persimmon Tree in Fruit

Persimmon Tree in Fruit

I was not the only one who appreciated the persimmon orchard on State Highway 16 just north of Kumeu, although I was content with visual appreciation. As I approached, a flock of mynah birds and starlings made off into the high shelter trees, only to return a few moments later.…

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

We saw several of these when we did the Mount Auckland Atuanui Walkway. They grow like puffballs on the ground – this one would be about 10cm in diameter – then the skin bursts and reveals this pretty structure.…

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