Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: August 2013 (Page 2 of 4)

Yellow #2

Velvet Groundsel

Velvet Groundsel

Along the roadsides of the Waitakeres, clusters of yellow flowers herald the impending spring. They are Velvet Groundsel (Roldana petasitis), and they are classified as a weed (invasive). The leaves are furry, and the stems and buds have lovely purple tones.…

Tai Chi

Wu Ming

Wu Ming

Recently in front of the New Lynn Community Hall: Master Wu Ming enjoying the sunshine and showing Tai Chi forms. Expressive and controlled movements. And a fine uniform.…

Monkey Puzzle Tree

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.”…

Tension wil be high

High Tension Cable

High Tension Cable

A high tension cable carrying 22kV to 33kV has been installed between Blockhouse Bay substation and the construction site at State Highway 20, where it will power the Tunnel Boring Machine (going by the name of ‘Alice’). On one of my visits to the site I watched technicians joining cables and one of them explaining proceedings.…

Easily Distracted

At the Art Fair

At the Art Fair

Easily distracted as I am, my eyes focused on the colourful furniture instead of the art (dramatic birds if memory serves, but I don’t recall details).…

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