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Last Light over the City

Auckland, seen from the West

Auckland, seen from the West

These are the shortest days for us, the sun setting about 5:12 p.m. On my way home along Scenic Drive, I briefly stopped at the Arataki Visitor Centre, to watch the shadows of the Waitakere Ranges encroaching onto the city, as the sun set behind my back.…

Auckland City from the West

Auckland City from Arataki Visitor Centre

Auckland City from Arataki Visitor Centre

One morning recently, I went to the Arataki Visitor Centre, hoping to take pictures of the city of Auckland in the morning sun. Alas, the background was bathed in the gold of the morning, but the city was under a massive cloud.…

Whau Pod

Whau Pods

Whau Pods

On Saturday we had thick fog until late morning, and I found these beautifully decorated whau pods at the Arataki Visitor Centre. The Whau (Entelea arborescens) is a shrub or small tree, endemic to New Zealand.…

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