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

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.

November 7, 2015

Mamaku

Filed under: Black and White,Trees,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 12:41 pm
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.

October 19, 2015

Pink Landscape

Filed under: Colours,Mount Eden,Trees — paul @ 8:11 pm
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.

October 10, 2015

Birch Tree

Filed under: Avondale,Black and White,Trees — paul @ 5:48 pm
Birch Tree

Birch Tree

On Rosebank Peninsula.

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

October 4, 2015

Green

Filed under: Colours,Seasons,Trees — paul @ 7:02 am
Green

Green

Oak buds bursting open.

September 22, 2015

Kowhai

Filed under: Flowers,Titirangi,Trees — paul @ 7:36 am
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.

September 8, 2015

Flowering

Filed under: Avondale,Flowers,Trees — paul @ 8:09 am
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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