‘An Impression Of Bean Rock Beacon’
‘Growth In An Arch’
I have posted a couple of arch themed photographs recently for whatever reason – to them I add one of a conservatory at the Auckland Domain Wintergardens,with tropical plants visible though the glass surrounds.
Lovely May morning by the ponds in Auckland Domain, made all the sweeter after spending a few days in hospital (right next door) and just being discharged. Felt like freedom…
Greenery and serenity on an Easter Sunday walk in West Auckland.
‘Headland At Te Henga’
‘Allowing For Growth’
A downtown carpark incorporating planted inserts – a cool juxtaposition of man made and natural materials. Love it!
‘Column (Bastion Point)’
‘Obelisk (One Tree Hill)’
‘The Tide Is Rising’
Tides are king at Ebb Then Flood (if you haven’t noticed!) but this marker pole at Auckland’s Okahu Bay gives a sobering indication of past, current, and future mean average tides at that locale.
The tide is rising, and not in a twice daily, good way…
‘Just A Little Wild’
…but not too much, you understand?…
‘ ‘Queen City’ Shrouded’
‘Chains & Water’
Mythic Valkyries ride in this fountain sculpture set in the greenery of the Auckland Domain.
Its a favourite, and evocative, piece of art.
The inscription in the the stone surrounds, partly visible, reads:
“When the best of the Earth are gathered to know the chooser’s mind”
‘Onion Dome Views’
Two views of the onion dome atop the band rotunda in Auckland Domain.
You may as well have an onion quote too:
” Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”
– Carl Sandberg
‘Mangroves & Tide II’
Auckland’s Tamaki River seeps through the mangroves on the incoming tide.
I have never lived more than five minutes drive from the river,and as such this is one of the most familiar and comforting views I know.
Forgive me then any repetition of this imagery – it is engrained in me, and tidal patterns inspire much of this blog, and my life as well.
‘The House In The West’
…the last house before the west goes wild…