Flower of a Coral tree (Erythrina sp) at Great North Road, Waterview.
July 29, 2016
July 14, 2016
I could not resist taking a picture of this flowering Agave attenuata in Parnell, with a fine shadow to boot.
June 23, 2016
Corner New North and Blockhouse Bay Roads. Framed by Agave attenuata in flower.
November 11, 2015
November 6, 2015
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
Proteas are very popular in Auckland. This one is a King Protea, bought from a shop. Love them!
September 22, 2015
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
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!
September 11, 2015
Our good friend Ida brought a basket full of the finest magnolias from her garden. They have opened up, revealing beautiful detail of the flowers. Thanks a bunch, Ida!
September 8, 2015
This Taiwan Cherry tree (prunus campanula) in Rosebank Road is a bit later than most, but it is the biggest I have ever seen, and flowering prolifically. Considered a weed, but you just have to like it and temporarily, at least, ignore calls to “declare war on Taiwan Cherry”.