Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Spring

Browning Street, Grey Lynn

Browning Street, Grey Lynn

Browning Street, Grey Lynn

The young green of the plane trees – within a short time the street will be a tunneled arch formed by the trees.

Note the power lines cutting through the gaps between the branches on the right hand side.…

Signs of Spring: Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis paniculata is a New Zealand native which climbs high in the trees, and in spring their flowers brighten up the green of the bush with patches of white. This particular example is climbing up a tall tree along Huia Road.…

Red

Red

Red

The flowering end of a branch of a coral tree (Erythrina sp.). These trees (known more commonly as flame trees, although that will cause confusion with other unrelated trees) are quite common in the Auckland region, their bright flowers carried on leafless branches.…

Signs of Spring: Hoardings

Hoardings at Western Park, Ponsonby

Hoardings at Western Park, Ponsonby

They only sprout in a 3-year cycle, thankfully. But this year is very special in Auckland, as we prepare to create the SUPER CITY — combining seven separate councils into one, in the hope that Auckland will be able to function and speak with one voice.…

Signs of Spring: Kowhai Blossom

Kowhai Blossom

Kowhai Blossom

One of my favorite Kowhai trees is in Atkinson Ave, and it is in full bloom now. When I drove past the other day, I stopped and took the shot above. The dark background on the other side of the road was a bonus.…

Signs of Spring: Cute Coot

Coot Chick (Western Springs)

Coot Chick (Western Springs)

The coots have hatched at Western Springs! Don’t they look irresistible in their artsy makeup and hairdo? Certainly more imaginative than the adults. But the colour will be gone in a few weeks’ time, when they turn grey and eventually black with white bill and forehead.…

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