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Month: May 2017 (page 1 of 2)

A Titirangi Morning

A Titirangi Morning

A Titirangi Morning

Yesterday from Mount Atkinson. The village is to the left, out of the picture. Manukau South Head in the distance right.

Trimmed

Trimmed

Trimmed

Nice patterns on the trimmed trunk of a phoenix palm. Avondale.

King Tide

Help!

Help!

Friday night/Saturday morning we had exceptionally high tides, even in the estuary that is Manukau Harbour. The picture below was taken about 10 days earlier at nearly full tide. (4.42m vs 3.37m at Onehunga)

The sculpture is at the shore end of the Onehunga sea wall, next to the Manukau Cruising Club. There must be a story behind it – but I have not been able to find anything about it.

Putto with Fish

Putto with Fish

Painted Boxes: Red-Billed Gull/Tarapunga

Red-Billed Gull/Tarapunga

Red-Billed Gull/Tarapunga

This utility box by Paul Walsh graces the intersection of Tuarangi and Great North Roads, Grey Lynn; contrasting with the brickwork of the Pocket Bar and Kitchen.

A Bright Morning

The Window

The Window

Cobwebs in a window at Lopdell House, Titirangi, catching the morning sun.

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

Before the Dust Settled

Cloud of Dust

Cloud of Dust

First make dust — then let it settle! Concrete cutters produce both, noise and dust. Then it’s time to dowse with water.

The West Edge housing development in Rankin Road is under way.

The Fog Has Lifted

Looking West

Looking West

This morning, thick fog moved in from the Manukau Harbour, playing havoc with airline schedules, lifting and reappearing again. Here the view from the walkway between Grendon and Landing Roads as the situation cleared.

Blushing

Magnolia grandiflora: Cone

Magnolia grandiflora: Cone

The seedcones of Magnolia grandiflora are ripening – their colour changing from green to reddish until the bright red seeds appear.

The Bridge

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

A mighty plane tree stands guard at this bridge across Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek).

Autumnal

Shadows

Shadows

The mellow sun of the late afternoon casts a shadow of the thinning tulip tree onto the brick wall of The Potters Post (strangely, the sign proclaiming the name of the building seems to have disappeared from the front).

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