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

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

September 11, 2015

Magnolias

Filed under: Flowers — paul @ 9:11 am
Magnolia

Magnolia

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!

Magnolia

Magnolia

September 8, 2015

Flowering

Filed under: Avondale,Flowers,Trees — paul @ 8:09 am
Taiwan Cherry

Taiwan Cherry

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”.

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