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

June 1, 2017

Delicate

Filed under: Flowers,Theme Day — paul @ 8:36 am
Dandelion

Dandelion

The City Daily Photo theme for the month of June is “Nature”. Many of my photos celebrate the beauty that I see in the natural environment. And this example might also serve as a reminder of its fragility and the need to nurture it…

More photos to the theme (click here).

May 24, 2017

Blushing

Filed under: Flowers,Trees — paul @ 9:40 pm
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.

July 29, 2016

More Red

Filed under: Colours,Flowers,Waterview — paul @ 7:08 am
Coral Tree (Erythrina sp.)

Coral Tree (Erythrina sp.)

Flower of a Coral tree (Erythrina sp) at Great North Road, Waterview.

July 14, 2016

Long Neck

Filed under: Flowers,Parnell,Shadows — paul @ 8:08 am
Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

I could not resist taking a picture of this flowering Agave attenuata in Parnell, with a fine shadow to boot.

June 23, 2016

Traffic Lights

Filed under: Flowers,Light — paul @ 2:21 pm
Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

Corner New North and Blockhouse Bay Roads. Framed by Agave attenuata in flower.

November 11, 2015

Flowering

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons,Trees — paul @ 9:47 am
Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree

The cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) are bursting out with flowers.

November 6, 2015

Yellow

Filed under: Colours,Flowers — paul @ 7:09 am
Yellow Lily

Yellow Lily

I always like the texture of the stamens and stigma on a lily, mindful of the mess that can result from the stamens ….

October 22, 2015

King Protea

Filed under: Flowers — paul @ 8:22 am
King Protea

King Protea

Proteas are very popular in Auckland. This one is a King Protea, bought from a shop. Love them!

King Protea

King Protea

September 22, 2015

Kowhai

Filed under: Flowers,Titirangi,Trees — paul @ 7:36 am
Kowhai

Kowhai

One of my favourite kowhai trees is in full bloom, and I captured it in the light of the afternoon sun with a dark sky as backdrop. Atkinson Road, Titirangi.

September 18, 2015

New Lynn Night Market

Filed under: Flowers,Food,Markets,New Lynn,People — paul @ 8:05 am
Smiles from John, Momo, and their orchids

Smiles from John, Momo, and their orchids

After a two months’ winter break, the New Lynn Night Market (every Thursday from 5:30pm to 9pm at the Community Centre) started up again at the beginning of September. When I was there last night, I thought that the number of stalls was smaller than last season – but there was an impressive variety nonetheless. Apart from the always popular dumplings and buns, ice-cream and donuts, there were stalls with traditional Iraqi, Sri Lankan, Filipino, Ethiopian and probably more. Inside soft music that did not overpower people’s conversations, and a stall with beautiful orchids. Nice!

Mr Music

Mr Music

Bill, Misi and Matilda: Pacific Wardens

Bill, Misi and Matilda: Pacific Wardens

From the Philippines

From the Philippines

Dumplings

Dumplings

Traditional Iraqi Stall

Traditional Iraqi Stall

After Dark

After Dark

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