Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

June 11, 2016

Earth Star

Filed under: Black and White,Blockhouse Bay,Fungi — paul @ 7:01 am
Earth Star

Earth Star

Geastrum sp. found at Craigavon Park, Blockhouse Bay. A puffball kind of fungus.

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

June 3, 2016

Mushrooming

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Fungi — paul @ 7:03 am
Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

Autumn was long, dry and warm – but now winter has set in and finally the fungi make their appearance. Juist a small sample of what I came across in a local reserve. (I am no mushroom expert, my identifications are a bit vague.Foraging purely for visual delight — not for the palate.)

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

Fly agaric ready to unfold

Fly agaric ready to unfold

April 21, 2016

Mushroom Time

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Fungi — paul @ 9:37 am
Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

A cluster of what I think is Gymnopilus junonius. This time of year again – I am inexperienced with wild mushrooms, the ones I eat are all growing in a green grocer’s shop.

February 2, 2016

Gypsy Extravaganza

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Green Bay — paul @ 5:09 pm
Maya - Gypsy Feet

Maya – Gypsy Feet

Over the long weekend (Auckland Anniversary) the Gypsy Extravaganza visited Craigavon Park in Blockhouse Bay.

More pictures on my Auckland-West facebook page.

July 27, 2015

High and Dry

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay — paul @ 10:14 am
Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

These days, the Blockhouse Bay Boat Club is purely a venue for hire (but no parties, weddings, liquor…). Set above the water, at a gorgeous spot looking out to the Manukau Harbour. Seen here at low tide and in the mist. Just imagine the view!

August 6, 2014

3BC

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Buildings — paul @ 8:40 am
Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

Blockhouse Bay Boating Club (or 3BC) boasts prime position on the water, 270 degree water views – a splendid venue for almost all occasions (no parties, though). 91 Endeavour St, Blockhouse Bay.

June 3, 2014

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Location Signs — paul @ 7:20 am
Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

There can’t be any doubt: this sign has been around for a long time. But strangely, I have not noticed it until a few weeks ago. The subdued design just does not stand a chance when you are concentrating on the busy road (Donovan Street). Maybe an upgrade is in order?

To be fair, Blockhouse Bay lays on a lavish welcome when you reach the roundabout and Blockhouse Bay Road, with nautically themed decorations aplenty.

May 18, 2014

Gone Fishing!

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,People — paul @ 6:55 am
Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing!

A warm and sheltered spot in the sun at the turn of the tide. Blockhouse Bay.

April 27, 2014

Blockhouse Bay

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay — super @ 10:13 am
Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Oystercatchers roosting as the tide comes in.

January 30, 2014

Blockhouse Bay

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:56 am
Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

The view from Strathnaver Crescent (above Lynfield Cove), showing Blockhouse Bay Boat Club, with Wood Bay further back.

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