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Love Lock?

Ken Maunder Bridge

Ken Maunder Bridge

A well-worn rusty lock at the Ken Maunder Bridge (joining Ken Maunder Park and Keelson, the one that is littered with numbers). Somebody did not succeed in starting a trend – but I wonder how the chain carved such a deep groove into the metal.…

Yellow Pohutukawa

Yellow Pohutukawa

Yellow Pohutukawa

Much less common and not quite as conspicuous as our red pohutukawa is the yellow variety (metrosideros excelsa aura). This fine specimen in full bloom is at the corner of West Coast and Clayburn Roads, Kelston.

(I showed the same tree four years ago.)…

Orchid

Orchid Norito Hasegawa

Orchid Norito Hasegawa

When driving between Henderson and New Lynn last weekend, I noticed that the Kelston Orchid Show was in full swing. Had to stop. This is a paphiopedilum Norito Hasegawa.

Entry to the Waitakere Orchid Club Spring Show was free thanks to support from the Henderson-Massey Local Board.…

Whau River

Whau River

Whau River

The Whau River with interesting patterns of surface ripples, seen from Archibald Park, Kelston. Dominated by puffy white clouds (and a generous sprinkle of pylons).…

Flotilla Whau

Flotilla Whau

Flotilla Whau

Yesterday afternoon, Flotilla Whau set off from Archibald Park, Kelston, to celebrate “the Whau river as an important waterway in our own back yards”. While the weather seemed less than benign (up in our hills it was drizzle from light to heavy), when I descended to New Lynn, the sun was out, making it hot and sticky.…

A Hubbub of Hubcaps

A proud Collection

A proud Collection

This collection may well have had modest beginnings as the one shown yesterday. But it has grown …

I found these decorative fences in Sabulite Road, Kelston.

A proud Collection

A proud Collection

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