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

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

March 21, 2016

Fungi

Filed under: Fungi,Titirangi — paul @ 7:03 am
Brown Fungus

Brown Fungus

There is a tree stump along Scenic Drive between the roundabout and Woodlands Park Road which must be a substrate of a fungus, sprouting its fruiting bodies from time to time. Right now it presents a particularly fine display.

Unfortunately, I have no idea of what kind of fungus it is – any suggestions welcome. Phil Bendle of the Facebook group Mushrooms of New Zealand (photography) suggested Gymnopilus junonius (Giant Flamecap).

Brown Fungus

Brown Fungus

March 3, 2016

Artist and Model?

Filed under: Art,People,Titirangi,Uncategorized — paul @ 8:21 am
Doug Ford

Doug Ford

Doug Ford enjoys the extra space beside his gazebo at last Sunday’s Titirangi Market. A regular at the market, he is well-known on this blog for his public art in the form of murals and decorated utility boxes. Always a cheerful word when we meet.

March 1, 2016

Titirangi

Filed under: Theme Day,Titirangi — paul @ 7:02 am
Morning Mist

Morning Mist

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 Village

The Village

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

February 14, 2016

Matters of the Heart

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:08 am
Woodlands Park Roundabout

Woodlands Park Roundabout

Subtle hints at the Woodlands Park roundabout, more forceful message at Face&Body…

Happy Valentines Day.

Or if you are not romantically inclined, you may want to visit the Heart Foundation.

Regret?

Regret?

February 11, 2016

Tui and Flax

Filed under: Birds,Titirangi — paul @ 8:26 am
Tui

Tui

The nectar of NZ Flax (Phormium tenax) is a favorite food source of the tui.

January 18, 2016

Harvest

Filed under: Birds,Titirangi,Trees — paul @ 7:05 am
Kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon)

Kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon)

A New Zealand woodpigeon picks off the ripening berries of the wineberry tree (Aristotelia serrata, makomako).

November 23, 2015

Colour Coordinated

Filed under: Colours,Furniture,Titirangi — paul @ 7:04 am
Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

Furniture at the Deco Eatery in Titirangi with matching meter cover.

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