Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: September 2010 (Page 1 of 3)

Painted Boxes: Massey Rugby (Dan Mills)

Massey Rugby (Dan Mills)

Massey Rugby (Dan Mills)

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This painted transformer is the work of Dan Mills. It is situated in Granville Drive, Massey East. Opposite of this box are the club facilities and playing grounds of the Massey Rugby Club, and Moire Park.…

Straw and Berries (Kumeu)

Soon...

Soon...

They still use good old-fashioned straw in the production of strawberries. Seen along State Highway 16 at Kumeu.

Berries like this were for sale at the markets on Sunday, but I prefer to wait a little longer, until they have soaked up more sun and burst with flavour.…

Muriwai: Gannet

Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)

Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)

From my visit to Muriwai last Friday. It was quite windy, and in such conditions it is especially fascinating to watch the gannets fly.…

3 a.m. — Daylight Saving Time

New Lynn Plaza Clock

New Lynn Plaza Clock

The clock at New Lynn Plaza is supported by a brick pillar, as behoves a place with a long tradition in bricks and earthenware.

Daylight saving started Sunday, 26 September at 2 a.m., when the clocks were advanced by one hour (last Sunday of September).…

Blokarts at Muriwai Beach

Blokarts at Muriwai Beach

Blokarts at Muriwai Beach

When the tide goes out, the hard sand of Muriwai beach is a great track for these lightweight land yachts – given the right wind conditions. And we had no shortage of wind, lately!

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.…

Signs of Spring: Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis paniculata is a New Zealand native which climbs high in the trees, and in spring their flowers brighten up the green of the bush with patches of white. This particular example is climbing up a tall tree along Huia Road.…

Red

Red

Red

The flowering end of a branch of a coral tree (Erythrina sp.). These trees (known more commonly as flame trees, although that will cause confusion with other unrelated trees) are quite common in the Auckland region, their bright flowers carried on leafless branches.…

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