Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: August 2014 (Page 1 of 4)

Bubbles

Cuckoo Spit

Cuckoo Spit

As spring is approaching, I notice again the appearance of “cuckoo spit” on some of our plants (in particular the leaves of a ngaio bush). The frothy lather is the work of the nymphs of froghoppers. Several years ago I decided to have a closer look, using reversed lenses.…

A Game of Chess?

Chess Set, The Cloud, Queens Wharf

Chess Set, The Cloud, Queens Wharf

The Cloud on Queens Wharf was a (relative) haven of peace when we went to check out the “Street Eats” at Shed 10 last Saturday. Unfortunately, the places where the action (and the food) was, were hopelessly overcrowded – so we departed after a brief nosey.…

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

The tide was going out when we visited Cornwallis on Sunday. Kingfishers (kĊtare, Halcyon sancta) find themselves a perch on a rock, scanning the beach for any movement. With great accuracy they dart forth to pick up crabs and similar delicacies.…

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