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A Gathering

Gathering

Gathering

I don’t know what kind of bugs they are, nor do I know what they were up to. (Some similarity to cockroaches, but different.) On Swan Plant, Hillsborough Cemetery.

Edit: thanks to NatureWatch, I now know that these are “common small milkweed bugs” (Arocatus rusticus).…

Fishy

Fishy mural by Doug Ford (detail)

Fishy mural by Doug Ford (detail)

This big mural with a fishy theme has graced the walls of Oakdale Dairy at the corner of Richardson and Oakdale Roads for ten years. Painted by Doug Ford.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.…

Winter evening

Looking across to Mangere Bridge

Looking across to Mangere Bridge

Last night, just before the full moon did not rise (owing to cloud). Looking from Hillsborough Bay to the slopes of Mangere Mountain, with Kiwi Esplanade in the last light.…

Picnic

View of One Tree Hill

View of One Tree Hill

The grounds of the TSBBank Wallace Arts Centre are known as Monte Cecilia Park: expansive lawns with big mature trees; and here a view of One Tree Hill from the upstairs of the Pah Homestead.…

Debris

Random Art of Nature

Random Art of Nature

Recent storms have brought down a lot of debris (and complete trees for that matter). This is the aftermath, romanticised. Green kauri leaves, male kauri cones, as well as a few twigs of Norfolk pine.…

Royalty

Three Spoonbills

Three Spoonbills

Today is the official observance of the Queen’s birthday in New Zealand (and, of course, it’s the central weekend of her Diamond Jubilee). To celebrate the long weekend, I am showing a royal subject: a group of Royal spoonbills (Platalea regia) that I observed last week from Orpheus Drive.…

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