the Fernery of Auckland, New Zealand
In the heart of the city of Auckland, New Zealand you will find the Auckland Domain which includes the Wintergardens. Two beautiful Victorian-style glasshouses with a central courtyard and sunken pool. One of the glasshouses is a cooler climate, allowing seasonal changes, while the other is heated to a tropical climate. Just off the left side of the central courtyard lies the entrance to the Fernery an underground place full of light and shadows, large tree-ferns to delicate maidenhair micro plants. Once inside you feel as though you have entered a prehistoric forest full of arching and dancing fronds and the smell of damp earth.
New Zealand has 194 native species and 35 introduced species of ferns and lycophytes. They range from freshwater to alpine habitats, and from just a few millimetres long to 20-metre-tall tree ferns. Just under half of the native species cannot be found anywhere else.
narrow (adjective) – of small width in relation to length
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84 | Narrow
the National Museum of Australia, Canberra
This photo was taken of my son and eldest granddaughter just over five years ago when I visited her home town of Canberra. We spent the day visiting several of the capital city’s many free museums and galleries of which this was a favourite of mine. I found it particularly amusing that Miki was wearing a T-shirt with the logo “Offspring” on it. And had red hair at the time!
(This could also be a bonus square for Becky – Slatted-light or filtered-light be OK?)
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #81 | Red
Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67 | Candid
This month Becky (the Queen of Squares) has challenged us to find lines. In Squares naturally. That is the only proper ‘rule’. I have been dipping into the archives for this one, as well as finding local lines.
Building in Sydney, Australia. November 2014. Click image to enlarge.
October Squares | Day Six
And because I deliberately composed this shot on a tilt and cropped in tightly to highlight the crossing of the vertical and horizontal contrasting lines I am linking to the lovely Patti’s post.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66 | Filling the Frame
This week’s Lens Artists challenge is to ‘Pick a Place’ so I am reblogging an old post about a place that totally blew my mind.