First, past the rugby fields and over the footbridge...
(These look much better enlarged with Mr clicky)
|Tide's almost full low.|
|Frost still on the phormium (New Zealand flax)|
|Toitoi plumes for contrast.|
|This tree would hide the boiler chimney nicely in summer.|
Not so useful in this role in winter.
|Fat buds already nearly bursting and it's only June. |
Don't they know the coldest is yet to come?
|A sparra watches me. The birds around the tech are tamer than usual. |
Perhaps because there's a lower than usual density of cats.
|Rhodos. They'll be frosted for coming out so early.|
|One of my favourite lunchtime seats when I was a student here.|
|Wisteria gets itself in a knot.|
|Palms outside the library.|
|I know this freckled branch of camellia leaves isn't healthy, but it looks interesting.|
|Sophora (New Zealand Kowhai)|
|I remember that this is a lovely magnolia.|
|A wax eye takes refuge from me as I pass too near its nectar source. |
They are feeding almost all daylight hours this time of year.
It's hard being a little bird in winter.
|The last leaf of summer.|
Was that a song title?
|Pittosporum (Tarata, or Lemonwood)|
|Another dainty, fine-leaved pittosporum.|
When I got home I was definately ready for my muesli!