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Month: March 2011 (Page 1 of 4)

Magnolia Grandiflora (in Colour)

Magnolia Grandiflora

Magnolia Grandiflora

Last Sunday I showed black and white images of Magnolia Grandiflora, and Bill from Brisbane asked me for colour versions. Well, here they are (any colour as long as it’s white, well, sort of white). I thought that black and white was a good means of hiding the typical rust blemishes that these flowers seem to get.…

Heavenly: Genevieve

Genevieve and Angels

Genevieve and Angels

In such angelic company, smiles come naturally. Stained glass artist Genevieve Berthet is surrounded by her “Angels with an Attitude” at the Titirangi market last weekend. Her trade name is “Heavenly Glass“, and as you can see in the picture below, it is not easy to keep those colourful angels from twirling and dancing in the light.…

1320 Kiwis

1320 Kiwis by Donna Sarten

1320 Kiwis by Donna Sarten

As you enter the exhibition room at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, you are greeted by a fine display of a wall full of terracotta kiwis. Lined up in columns of 4 and 2, it is easy to get a count – and here lies the rub.…

Magnolia Grandiflora

Magnolia Grandiflora

Magnolia Grandiflora

The flowering season for Magnolia Grandiflora is reaching its end. The flower above has already lost all its stamen, dispersed by the wind, with only the spirals of scars showing on the stem. Numerous pistils at the top, which then develops into the seedpod (and can remain dried up at the end of the branch for a number of seasons).…

A Calm Morning

Morning at French Bay

Morning at French Bay

This was a very still morning at almost full tide at French Bay. Absolute peace, interrupted only occasionally by a noisy gull. Autumn is here.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap

Guardian, Otitori Bay Road

Guardian, Otitori Bay Road

The Sunsmart slogan is:

Slip into a shirt
Slop on some sunscreen
Slap on a hat
Wrap on a pair of sunglasses

This fellow, who guards a driveway in Otitori Bay Road, Titirangi, seems to heed #2 and #3 if we assume that his black coat of paint acts as sunscreen (or is it scorched skin?).…

Impala Resting

Alex with His Impala

Alex with His Impala

At one point of our Urbis Design Day circuit, we passed this stylish vehicle. A Chevrolet Impala (Wikipedia describes this as a “full-size automobile”…) from 1959. Alex, the proud owner was at hand and kindly agreed to pose with his pet.…

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