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Month: June 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

That was the theme of yesterday’s fundraiser by the Titirangi Potters Club at the monthly Titirangi Market. Not only was there a range of delicious soups – but you got to keep the bowl. Over the past weeks, the club had been busy making bowls (and plates, so that people like myself could take home a load of home baked biscuits), with all proceeds going to the Himalayan Trust‘s Rebuild Appeal.…

Past their prime

Flower Stalks

Flower Stalks

I think they are what is left of the flowering stalks of an echium plant – inconspicuous most times, but the low morning sun lifted them up out of the dark background. Forest Hill Road, Waiatarua.

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

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

Transit Cloud (Gregor Kregar 2015)

This work by Gregor Kregar consists of four cloud-like forms arranged between Totara Health and the McCrae Way carpark in New Lynn’s Merchant Quarter. It illuminates a narrow alleyway leading from the library to the New Lynn Train Station.…

Red on Green

Red Mower, Long Shadows

Red Mower, Long Shadows

After what was the coldest night so far (frost in some sheltered places) a mower takes to the green fields (and the shadows of the trees) at Avondale’s Eastdale Reserve.

Frosted

Frosted

Two Pou by the Opanuku Stream

Rongo-Ma-Tane (Whare Thompson)

Rongo-Ma-Tane (Whare Thompson)

Carved by master carver Whare Thompson in collaboration with Maori studies students from Henderson High School. Rongo-Ma-Tane, the Maori God of cultivated food, carved from Hinuera stone, and Haumie Tike Tike, the Maori God of uncultivated food, carved from totara.…

Midwinter Titirangi

Titirangi in the Mist

Titirangi in the Mist

The name ‘Titirangi’ is often translated as “Fringe of Heaven” — and on Saturday, barely a day before the solstice, that fringe hung deep into the top of Titirangi. Mist and rain being the order of the day.…

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

The Bunnings Warehouse at the corner of Titirangi and Great North Roads is going to open soon. These guys wanted to have their picture taken as I walked past with a camera. Done in a flash, and on they went, finishing the planting along Titirangi Road.…

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