Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: September 2013 (Page 1 of 3)

Dancers

At the Market

At the Market

At the New Lynn Night Market last Thursday: a display of drumming and dancing (Mongolian?). Very energetic, if a bit noisy in the enclosed hall.

At the Market

At the Market

At the Market

At the Market

Delta Avenue

Delta Avenue

Delta Avenue

In the course of the spruce-up of New Lynn, some new street signs have appeared with cut out lettering. Maybe cute, but depending on angle, light and distance quite difficult to decipher.…

Crosnes

Crones (Stachys Affinis)

Crones (Stachys Affinis)


At last Sunday’s Avondale Market, I encountered a vegetable that I had not seen or heard of before: named after the French town of Crosne (near Paris – both with a silent ‘s’), where, apparently, they were first cultivated after their introduction from Asia (in 1882).…

Rainbow Honey

Jenny and Chris

Jenny and Chris

We get our honey supplies from Jenny and Chris at the Avondale Sunday Market, where they show up every week to sell their Rainbow Honey. This time I could convince them to pose for the blog. Thanks.

(Rainbow Honey, 32 Karaka Street, Hamilton.…

Spoonbills at Western Springs

In the Willows

In the Willows

We went for a walk around Western Springs, yesterday. The tree that used to be full of shags had been claimed by a flock of Royal Spoonbills, some resting in the shrubbery, some apparently gathering twigs. The last (and only) time that I saw spoonbills at Western Springs was 11 years ago.…

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