Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2016 (Page 2 of 3)

One Month Old

Pied Stilt Chick

Pied Stilt Chick

The pied stilts at Taumanu Reserve have grown a lot in the month since they hatched (could be a couple of days more). Still not flying, but quite independent – under watchful eyes of the parents.

Wing Stretch

Wing Stretch

Numbered

Leftovers

Leftovers

Last time I showed a picture of State Highway 20 near Maioro Street, we had some large numbers (concrete panels for the lining of the tunnel). The tunnel is finished and the tunnel boring machine has been packed up to be shipped back to its maker (Herrenknecht).…

Painted Boxes: Welcome to Laingholm

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

A welcome to Laingholm has sprung up at the intersection of Huia and Victory Roads, Laingholm. The main panel showing a view of Laingholm Beach, with birdlife and typical bush vegetation.

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Just Hanging On

Just Hanging On

Just Hanging On

Erosion on the right, the prevailing winds on the left make for a precarious equilibrium. Pohutukawa tree at Cornwallis Peninsula.…

Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Building Bridges

The bridges needed to connect State Highway 16 with the new State Highway 20 at Waterview are almost completed. The yellow gantry (“Dennis”) will be up for sale – in case you are interested.…

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Was it the genius of the artist or of the curator’s sense of humour that made me see faces all over the wall?

Merit award at the Portage Ceramic Awards 2015 (at Te Uru): “Too Many Surgeons” by Virginia Leonard (clay and mixed media).…

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