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

July 30, 2016

Layered

Filed under: Black and White,Titirangi — paul @ 7:02 am
Layered

Layered

Geology exposed at Jenkins Bay, South Titirangi.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

July 21, 2016

I Wish!

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:09 am
Hair

Hair

The good folk at Face and Body have a way with words. I am clearly not part of their target demographic, even if we allow for facial hair …

July 16, 2016

Peeking up the Skirts …

Filed under: Black and White,Fungi,Titirangi — paul @ 7:07 am
Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

… of a fungus. Clarks Bush, Titirangi. Mycena species.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

July 11, 2016

Pictures at an Exhibition

Filed under: Art,People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:04 am
The Peg Parade

The Peg Parade

An exhibition opened on Saturday morning at the Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House, Titirangi. We were on our way up to the rooftop terrace when we got caught in the crowd on the first floor – and squeezed in as well. A crowd of children and parents, young and old, engrossed in hundreds of exhibits, entitled “The Peg Parade”.

300 wooden pegs were handed out to children at local schools and kindergartens, with the brief to turn them into characters of their choice. Such was the echo of the community that adults also wanted to take part in the action. In the end, a total of 244 exhibits graced the walls.

In support of the children’s charity KidsCan.

Blue Ninja

Blue Ninja

Sammy and Naomi

Sammy and Naomi

The Peg Parade

The Peg Parade

Tatiana lines up a shot

Tatiana lines up a shot

The Peg Parade

The Peg Parade

July 10, 2016

The Coffee Roaster

Filed under: People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:05 am
At the Deco Eatery, Titirangi

At the Deco Eatery, Titirangi

For just a brief moment he looked up from examining the beans on the cooling tray: I had slowed down by the roasting window at the Deco Eatery, Titirangi, taking in the aroma and the action.

July 5, 2016

Morning at Tangiwai Reserve

Filed under: Shadows,Titirangi,Trees — paul @ 7:05 am
Tangiwai Reserve

Tangiwai Reserve

Tangiwai Reserve is popular with dog owners, as it is is an “off lead” area. Wet grass after a crisp night, and quite soggy in places. Stately trees — their shadows on the lush grass caught my eye.

July 4, 2016

Baker’s Dozen

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:02 am
Thirteen

Thirteen

… or something about yeast…

Seen yesterday morning at the top of Mount Atkinson, Titirangi, after a pretty chilly night.

June 27, 2016

Look Up!

Filed under: Markets,Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 8:20 am
Preserves and Apostorphies

Preserves and Apostorphies

At the Titirangi Sunday Market: inside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall, sheltered from the on/off showers outside. Sitting at a table, sipping a miso soup, listening to Maria’s flamenco guitar – and looking up to the stage where tasting jars of sweet and savoury preserves beckon (together with a surfeit of apostrophy’s).

You can “Look Down!” on Friday (theme day).

April 24, 2016

Hericium Coralloides

Filed under: Fungi,Titirangi — paul @ 7:08 am
Coral Tooth Fungus

Coral Tooth Fungus

This beauty of a fungus grows in Clark Bush, Titirangi. First time I ever came across such a thing. Apparently it’s edible …

Coral tooth fungus.

April 11, 2016

At the Festival

Filed under: Festivals,Music,Titirangi — paul @ 8:33 am
Procession

Procession

Last weekend was the Titirangi Festival, with its traditional afternoon of music and entertainment in and around the village square. A few impressions from a couple of hours early in the afternoon.

Blowing his Trumpet

Blowing his Trumpet

Everybody joins in

Everybody joins in

Percussion

Percussion

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