The City Daily Photo theme for the month of June is “Nature”. Many of my photos celebrate the beauty that I see in the natural environment. And this example might also serve as a reminder of its fragility and the need to nurture it…
The City Daily Photo theme for August is “My City’s Skyline”. This is Auckland as seen from Te Atatu Peninsula (Harbourview – Orangihina) on a rainy day.
Find pictures of skylines of cities all over the world by clicking here.
“Look Down!” commands the City Daily Photo theme for July. This is what I saw — just don’t tell me I have a foot fetish!
Below: even the swans at Western Springs are looking down!
Find more contributions to the theme here.
The Titirangi Golf Course and Godley Road in Green Bay are separated by a fence and a line of old trees.
The City Daily Photo theme for June is “Shadow and Highlight”. Click here for more contributions.
Found quite often in wood chip mulch, the starfish fungus (aseroe rubra) fully deserves its common name “anemone stinkhorn”. The brown spore masses on the ‘tentacles’ ooze a distinctly fecal aroma, making these pretty pictures ideal illustrations for the City Daily Photo theme of May: “Smell”. Many more images describing olfactory sensations may be found here.
Ripples in the sand on Karekare beach.
The City Daily Photo theme for April is “The Beauty of Simplicity”. Click here for more simplicity.
The City Daily Photo theme for March is “Where do you belong? Where is Heimat for you?” or something along these lines. My stock reply to this is: “home is where I am” – and for the last 46 years this was Auckland, the most recent 11 years in the suburb of Titirangi. The present pictures were taken last Sunday. A bit of mist in the valleys, as seen from Mount Atkinson, a view of the village from the top of Lopdell House, and to prove that we are not totally bucolic, a traffic jam at the roundabout.
More interpretations of the theme here.
The City Daily Photo theme for February is “Cafe”. Click here for more images from around the globe.
“The Library Cafe” in Onehunga used to be a “Carnegie Free Library”; the building operated as library from 1912 to 1970. Presently, the stately building operates as child friendly and down to earth cafe. There is a sizeable dining room and a more intimate “Reading Room”, all with fine wood paneling. Enjoyable atmosphere and good coffee.
More detailed information at the Timespanner blog.
The City Daily Photo theme for December is “Shop Window”. If you look into this window you have a choice of Christmas lights forever or take in the scenery. Lighting Direct, New Lynn.
More pictures for the theme here.
The City Daily Photo theme for November is “Ephemeral”. As in “lacks duration”, “whoosh – it’s all over”. Just look at fashion, or – well many more possible interpretations can be found here.
My take on the theme is a look out the window on a day of rain and hail, with melting bits of hail sliding down the pane and vanishing along the way.
And in taking the picture, the transient became permanent – you have to use your imagination to see how ephemeral this is …