Sunday, March 15, 2009

Week 11: Trees and flowers

Last week on Kate's blog, I refererred to myself as a tree-hugger. This isn't strictly true - I don't hug them (often), but I do have a special place in my heart for them. Here are some (non-native) Eucalyptus on Mount Victoria.

And some more, gnarly old pine trees.

I would love to know which mushrooms are edible on my walks through the woods, but as I don't, I leave them all well alone and just content myself with taking photos of them.

Stuart Clarke would be interested in this for his Homes of Football site. I think it's Wellington college's home ground.

One of the things I like about Wellington is its equal commitment to sport and culture. In this photo there are three sporting venues; a velodrome, tennis courts and a softball pitch. All were being used.

The honeysuckle blooms sweet and fragrant - it's such a powerful scent produced from such a fragile-looking flower.

And as chocolate seems to go so well with flowers, it was appropriate to find this shop at the end of our walk.

Piles of purple and green savoy cabbages bring baubles of colour to the Waitangi Market.

While Chester remains resolutely unbothered by anything.


  1. I love the shot of the mushrooms. They look like they should be shelter for a little gnome family.

  2. I know - I looked closely, but I couldn't see any. Perhaps we had frightened them off? I hear they're anti-social wee beasties.