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

August 16, 2013

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Filed under: Sky,Trees — paul @ 7:09 am
Monkey Puzzle Tree

Monkey Puzzle Tree

This fine specimen of a monkey Puzzle Tree (araucaria araucana) is found at the Mount Albert Lodge, Carrington Road, near the railway station. The website of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens says that it got its name “after the owner of a specimen in 19th century Britain suggested that its unusual branches would puzzle even a monkey to climb.”

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  1. unusual

    Comment by Jim — August 16, 2013 @ 10:04 am

  2. Amazing tree ~ love the name and great shot with excellent composition and sky! ~ thanks, carol xo

    Comment by artmusedog and carol — August 16, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

  3. A delightful tree and what incredible BLUE skies, Paul!! Look forward to seeing more of your shots!! Welcome to the fun of SWF!! Enjoy your weekend and thank you for commenting on my blog — always appreciated!!

    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — August 16, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

  4. I do love seeing those trees they look so spiky

    Comment by Bill — August 16, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

  5. what a fascinating tree!

    Comment by Laura Hegfield — August 16, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

  6. simply beautifully captured shot….lovely!

    Comment by Kalyan — August 17, 2013 @ 1:38 am

  7. I think this would be puzzle for even a monkey!

    Comment by EG CameraGirl — August 17, 2013 @ 4:58 am

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