Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

Hanniepud, Hayley + Charlotte …

Farewell

Farewell

…and a garage sale to boot. Yesterday the (ab)use of our “Three Bush Markers” on the Titirangi roundabout reached new heights (or should that be “plumbed new depths”?). We’re now into 3 dimensional embellishments of welcomes and goodbeyes, my best wishes to them all!…

Curled

Fern (Mamaku) - Detail

Fern (Mamaku) – Detail

I love seeing the unfurling fern fronds. Here a developing pinna of a black tree fern (Mamaku, Cyathea medullaris).…

Mid-City Thinking

Mid-City Thinking

Mid-City Thinking

From the website of The Heart of the City:

One of two murals commissioned by Heart of the City for Art Week in 2012, Mid-City Thinking was a collaboration between artists Askew One, Elliot Frances Stewart and Gary Silipa, located on the Mid-City Steps in Elliott Street.…

Fantasy Land

Fantasy Land

Fantasy Land

There is a massive macrocarpa tree on Titirangi Road with a lovingly carved door that opens only to knights and fairies. I showed pictures of it last year. But recently I noticed that the inhabitants are actually in residence, and here is the picture!…

Bubbles

Bubble Master at Glen Eden Summer Square

Bubble Master at Glen Eden Summer Square

The cup overfloweth. A cloud of bubbles at Saturday’s Buskers’ Festival at Glen Eden.…

That Little Shop

Kylie at That Little Shop

Kylie at That Little Shop

There is new life at 108 Atkinson Road, Titirangi: Kylie has opened a gift shop — aptly named “That Little Shop” — and as you enter the scent of vanilla and other candles engulfs you. From fine teas to cushions, artwork and candles, and no doubt more to come as the shop develops its identity.…

In Praise of …

Framed

Framed

… ice cream and the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. Grandson Felix enjoys poses with a well deserved treat after walking the Beveridge track to the Arataki Visitor Centre.

The Taste Test

The Taste Test

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