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

June 5, 2016

Liquidambar

Filed under: Seasons,Trees — paul @ 10:59 am
Liquidambar

Liquidambar

This time of year …

February 29, 2016

Leap!

Filed under: People,Seasons,Sport — paul @ 7:08 am
Zac's Leap

Zac’s Leap

My tribute to all calendar makers and whoever else leaps about!

Grandson Zac shows how it’s done, while his Omi proves she is no slouch either.

Extreme?

Extreme?

December 9, 2015

Seasonal

Filed under: Fruit,Seasons — paul @ 6:56 am
Strawberries

Strawberries

The taste of the season.

November 30, 2015

Ready for Summer?

Filed under: Seasons — paul @ 7:59 am
Shades

Shades

Take your pick!

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.

October 30, 2015

From the Window

Filed under: Seasons,Sky — paul @ 7:07 am
Raindrops

Raindrops

Raindrops…

More skies on the Skywatch Site.

October 4, 2015

Green

Filed under: Colours,Seasons,Trees — paul @ 7:02 am
Green

Green

Oak buds bursting open.

August 28, 2015

Daffodil Day

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons — paul @ 5:25 pm
Daffodils

Daffodils

Today is Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s main event for fundraising and awareness (this year is the 25th anniversary for this event). The flowers in the picture are along Titirangi Road – the council has done us proud with a new planting.

August 26, 2015

Blossom Time

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons,Trees — paul @ 7:07 am
Prunus Campanulata

Prunus Campanulata

The Taiwanese cherry (prunus campanulata) have been going strong for some weeks now. Some trees have finished their crop of flowers, while others are only just showing the first signs of pink. Lovely to behold – and, of course, classified a weed …

July 15, 2015

Sacred Chisels

Filed under: Art,Festivals,Seasons,Wynyard Quarter — paul @ 7:07 am
Sunnah Thompson at Work

Sunnah Thompson at Work

Once again Nga Whaotapu o Tāmaki Makaurau (The Sacred Chisels of Tāmaki Makaurau) are showing their craft at the Silo Six Pack, Wynyard Quarter. When I visited, master carver Sunnah Thompson was at work on a carving of Tiriwa (one of the ancestors of the Tamaki a Maki tribe), destined to go to Glen Eden Primary School. Always happy to engage with the public, informing, evoking responses. A collaboration between various local tribes, to celebrate Matariki (Maori New Year), and to deepen their practice of traditional carving.

Check out Silo Park for details about Mighty Matariki Markets at the Wynyard Quarter, with more carving, music, instruments, tattoo and food this weekend (17, 18, 19 July).

Chisels (Swiss Made)

Chisels (Swiss Made)

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Sunnah and Tiriwa

Sunnah and Tiriwa

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