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Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Trees (page 2 of 12)

Daydreaming

Reflective

Reflective

Mesmerised by the reflections of a tree in the stream.

Just Hanging On

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.

Harvest

Kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon)

Kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon)

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

Flowering

Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree

The cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) are bursting out with flowers.

Mamaku

Mamaku

Mamaku

The Black Tree Fern (Mamaku, Cyathea medullaris) has characteristic marks on the stem where stipes have broken off.

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

Pink Landscape

Toon Trees (Toona sinensis)

Toon Trees (Toona sinensis)

A veritable forest of pink toon trees in Landscape Road, Mount Eden. Toon trees (Toona sinensis) are native to China and Southest Asia. The unusual colour of their spring foliage is just stunning. Found in many gardens in Auckland.

Birch Tree

Birch Tree

Birch Tree

On Rosebank Peninsula.

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

Green

Green

Green

Oak buds bursting open.

Kowhai

Kowhai

Kowhai

One of my favourite kowhai trees is in full bloom, and I captured it in the light of the afternoon sun with a dark sky as backdrop. Atkinson Road, Titirangi.

Flowering

Taiwan Cherry

Taiwan Cherry

This Taiwan Cherry tree (prunus campanula) in Rosebank Road is a bit later than most, but it is the biggest I have ever seen, and flowering prolifically. Considered a weed, but you just have to like it and temporarily, at least, ignore calls to “declare war on Taiwan Cherry”.

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