Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Fluffy

Himalayan Fairy Grass

Himalayan Fairy Grass

The older, less maintained parts of the Waikumete Cemetery are covered with this grass: Himalayan Fairy Grass (miscanthus nepalensis). Like many pretty things, it’s classed as a weed (invasive, clumping).

Here the fluff in the sky competes with the fluff on the ground.…

Lopdell House

Lopdell House

Lopdell House

Refurbishment and earthquake strengthening of Lopdell House is nearly complete (a great success from the outside). These pictures are from last night. On the roof you can (just) see some of Delicia Sampero‘s installation “Conference of the Birds”.…

Flotilla Whau

Flotilla Whau

Flotilla Whau

Yesterday afternoon, Flotilla Whau set off from Archibald Park, Kelston, to celebrate “the Whau river as an important waterway in our own back yards”. While the weather seemed less than benign (up in our hills it was drizzle from light to heavy), when I descended to New Lynn, the sun was out, making it hot and sticky.…

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

An invasive weed, leaves are a distinctive lime green – not visible in black and white. The milky sap has medicinal uses.…

Silk Tree

Silk Tree

Silk Tree

Silk trees (albizia julibrissin) are popular in gardens and parks for their prolific flowers, shown over the summer months. This one attracted a bumble bee.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

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