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

July 28, 2016

WonderTree

Filed under: Mount Albert,Trees — paul @ 7:07 am
Wonder Tree -- Idesia Polycarpa

Wonder Tree — Idesia Polycarpa

At the “Rocket Park” playground in Mount Albert one finds apair of rather tall Wonder Trees (Idesia polycarpa) – and right now they are laden with their grape-like pendents of bright red berries.

You guessed it: it’s a weed (introduced plant which spreads easily). Native to South East Asia.

July 9, 2016

Bare

Filed under: Black and White,Seasons,Trees — paul @ 7:01 am
At the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi

At the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi

Bare trees at the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi.

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

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.

June 26, 2016

Golden

Filed under: Seasons,Trees — paul @ 10:08 am
Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

Some of the ginkgo trees are completely bare now, some are still resplendend in gold – leaves covering the lawn.

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

June 5, 2016

Liquidambar

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

Liquidambar

This time of year …

June 4, 2016

Winter Approaching

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,Trees — paul @ 7:04 am
Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

Well, according to NZ convention, winter started on June 1. And the temperatures have dropped on cue, as have many of the leaves of this Tulip tree at the New Lynn Community Centre.

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

April 29, 2016

Daydreaming

Filed under: Reflections,Trees,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:07 am
Reflective

Reflective

Mesmerised by the reflections of a tree in the stream.

February 15, 2016

Just Hanging On

Filed under: Cornwallis,Trees — paul @ 7:34 am
Just Hanging On

Just Hanging On

Erosion on the right, the prevailing winds on the left make for a precarious equilibrium. Pohutukawa tree at Cornwallis Peninsula.

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 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.

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