Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: December 2013 (page 1 of 3)

Bubbles

Levitation

Levitation

In readiness for popping bubbles tonight – a picture of a levitating cherry in our friend Ingrid’s glass.

Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

Intergenerational activities during the summer break.

At the Beach

Spinifex

Spinifex

Impression from Christmas at Whananaki Beach – out of reach of the internet.

Shadows and Reflections

Lines

Lines

Passageway at the Akoranga Station.

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

Looking at You

Letterbox

Letterbox

Spotted in Laingholm.

Painted Boxes: John and Jane Bollard

John and Jane Bollard

John and Jane Bollard

A box for Boxing Day.

This traffic control box governs the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Road and New North Road/St Jude/Crayford Streets. It shows historic portraits of John Bollard (1839/40-1915) and his wife Jane who were residents of Avondale from 1861. He was farming in the area, worked in real estate and from 1896 to 1914 was MP for Eden.

Painted by Louis and Sharon Statham.

Angelic

Ingrid's Angels

Ingrid’s Angels

Our dear friend Ingrid improved our minimalist Christmas setting with a choir of angels which she made especially for us. Love them.

The best wishes for a Happy Christmas to all who read this. Peace.

Ingrid's Angels

Ingrid’s Angels

Ingrid's Angels

Ingrid’s Angels

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa Blossom

Pohutukawa Blossom

At this time of year there has to be a picture of pohutukawa in bloom.

Incidentally, this blog started four years ago, also with pohutukawa blossom. Thanks to all viewers who helped make this such a pleasant experience.

Predicting …

Kanuka Blossom

Kanuka Blossom

… a white Christmas. The kanuka trees are in full flower, and the tiny white petals are beginning to fall like snowflakes, forming little drifts on the deck and blowing through every opening of the house. Joys of summer.

Kanuka in Flower

Kanuka in Flower

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus are viewed with some disdain by conservationists because they can become invasive. But they provide easy colour in many places (yes, even where they are not wanted…).

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