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Month: April 2012 (page 1 of 3)

The Bouquet

Bouquet by Mrs H

Bouquet by Mrs H

Start out with a posie made from dried leaves by the Pasifika Mamas, add Mrs H’s trademark hearts, her flair, her eye for a good vase and great presentation (and patience and a bit of encouragement), and this is the result. Now at our friend Ingrid’s place.

Bouquet by Mrs H

Bouquet by Mrs H

Queen Ann’s Lace

Beauty at the Roadside

Beauty at the Roadside

It’s well past its best, but even as it is dried out at the end of its season, the light can bring out a special kind of beauty.

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

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

The tide has turned, and soon the mudflats will again be covered.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

Fire Control Room

Fire Control Room

Fire Control Room

Next to the Skate Park at Beaumont Street there is this cubic structure. It contains all that is necessary in case a fire breaks out in the Victoria Tunnel nearby.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Birds in the Park(ing Building)

Six: Saddleback -- Tieke

Six: Saddleback -- Tieke

Britomart Car Park welcomes you (inside and outside) with avian art by Flox (Hayley King). For every floor, a different bird, two versions and a reduced design in the staircase. Gorgeous!

From top to bottom: Saddleback Tieke, Falcon Karearea, Fantail Piwakawaka, Tui, Takahe, Huia.

Five: Falcon -- Karearea

Five: Falcon -- Karearea

Four: Fantail -- Piwakawaka

Four: Fantail -- Piwakawaka

Three: Tui

Three: Tui

Two: Takahe

Two: Takahe

Welcome to Britomart Carpark: Huia

Welcome to Britomart Carpark: Huia

Anzac Day Dawn Parade — Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Services Cemetery

Waikumete Services Cemetery

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance, in particular commemorating a battle at Gallipoli in 1915. Throughout the country, parades and commemorative services are being held, beginning in many places with a dawn parade. These are some impressions of today’s Dawn Service at Waikumete Cemetery.

The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph

The Parade Leaves the Court of Honour

The Parade Leaves the Court of Honour

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

The Sixpack

Afternoon Sun on the Sixpack

Afternoon Sun on the Sixpack

The “sixpack” is a cluster of silos left in the redeveloped Wynyard Quarter as a reminder of the industrial origin of the area.

Young Growth

Nikau Leaf Unfurling

Nikau Leaf Unfurling

On a recent outing to Forest and Birds’ Matuku Reserve above the Bethells wetlands, I noticed this beautiful colour in amongst the predominantly brown/grey and dark green tones: The young shoots of the Nikau palm (rhopalostylis sapida) start out as tightly packed spikes which then open out gradually, harmonica style, revealing these unexpected hues.

Look at Me!

Hello World!

Hello World!

Assisted by the autumn sun, I am indulging my delusions of grandeur …

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

Red

Clark Street West, New Lynn

Clark Street West, New Lynn

Clark Street West crosses the railway line, with red metal profiles and glass panels to make sure we don’t fall down onto the tracks.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

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