Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: August 2013 (Page 1 of 4)

Urgent Delivery

Pukeko

Pukeko

It came running down the slope at full speed, crossing the path, disappearing in the shrubbery by the edge of the lake, where it got a hero’s welcome. The pukeko (swamphen, porphyrio porphyrio) had found a morsel and delivered it to a couple of youngsters sheltering in the thicket.…

BLUE!

Barrier Fence, Akoranga Station

Barrier Fence, Akoranga Station

The barrier fence at Akoranga Station on the North Shore: too blue to miss!…

How Convenient!

Mount Albert Borough Council Logo

Mount Albert Borough Council Logo

Art Deco style public toilet building, built in 1928 (at 448 New North Road). All neatly refurbished, with a reminder of the past in the form of the old Mount Albert Borough Council logo – the borough became part of Auckland City in 1989.…

Overflowing

Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

One more from the Lower Nihotupu Dam, as it is full to the brim and overflowing (it’s part of our drinking water supply, so that’s good). After last nights torrential downpour, today’s overflow should be even more spectacular than what I saw a few days ago.…

The Duck

Duck

Duck

The reeds at the edges of the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir are a beautiful mess at present, with remnants of last season’s growth and new shoots coming up. Through all this, and in direct backlight of the midday sun, a mallard duck finds its way – appealing to my sense of mischief.…

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