Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2014 (Page 1 of 4)

Brush Wattle

Brush Wattle (Paraserianthes Lophantha)

Brush Wattle (Paraserianthes Lophantha)

They seem to be flowering everywhere, along the roads, by watercourses, in wetlands. Very pretty, and fluffy as a kitten. And a weed. A fast growing tree up to 10 metres high.…

Steaming

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

On yesterday’s seriously cold morning, the mist drifts across the lake as the sun rises behind the ridge.…

Location Signs: Green Bay

Location Signs: Green Bay

Location Signs: Green Bay

It has to be one of the most understated welcome signs – maybe a bit like Green Bay itself?

“Where the west begins” at the corner of Portage Road and Godley Road.…

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Last Tuesday afternoon near full tide. A good sized flock of oystercatchers were roosting on the sandbank by Titirangi Beach. Suddenly, on no apparent signal, they lifted off, flying out into Paturoa Bay, turning a few circles, and settling down again.…

The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

While some of us subscribe to the motto “Let us eat cake”, this sentiment is by no means universal. Here is Mrs H’s creative alternative to a birthday cake for our good friend Ingrid.…

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