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Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

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After the Rain

Clematis paniculata seed heads

Clematis paniculata seed heads

Clematis paniculata seed heads after the rain (which seems to be a permanent fixture). At Arataki Visitor Centre today.

Fungal Idyll

Fungal Idyll

Fungal Idyll

A walk on Rangemore Track, looking for fungi, resulted in just one image. Well choreographed fungi on a branch well past its best.

Darts

Darts

Darts

The Avondale Racecourse contains a number of unexpected gems, only found when you are in the company of a knowledgeable guide like Vince. He showed me the way up the grandstand through an unlabelled door where we found a group of people playing darts: they belong to the Niue Auckland Dart Association and were happy to let us watch the proceedings. Some of their number were absent, playing a tournament in South Auckland. The premises are those of the Cosmos Dart Club and the Niueans have an arrangement with that club for their meetings.

Group Photo

Group Photo

Group Photo

Group Photo

Reeds

Raupo

Raupo

Raupo (Typha orientalis, bulrush) from a wetlands by the Whau river, New Lynn

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Oystercatchers roosting as the tide comes in.

Seven

Norfolk Pines, Whananaki South Beach

Norfolk Pines, Whananaki South Beach

Seven Norfolk pines lining the beach at Whananaki South.

Basque Park

Basque Park, Eden Terrace

Basque Park, Eden Terrace

This is a very attractive open space in Eden Terrace. The park in its present form was created about ten years ago, designed by landscape architect Ted Smyth. Plantings of nikau palms and circular arrangements of stone make for visual interest. The five rocks incorporated in the water feature symbolise the five stars of the constellation of the Southern Cross.

Water Feature

Water Feature

Autumn: Red

Liquidambar

Liquidambar

Liquidambar trees bring beautiful colour. This was taken along Titirangi Road.

Tattoo Paraphernalia

Tattoo Paraphernalia

Tattoo Paraphernalia

You can find everything at the Avondale Markets. Here a modern-day torture chamber of tattooing implements and the friendly sales team. My interest was limited to the patterns of the lined-up glistening items — must be getting old and staid…

Other pictures of the Avondale Markets.

The Friendly Sales Team

The Friendly Sales Team

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