A look at Auckland through a nature-oriented lens

by Paperboy / 30 March, 2017

Mount Albert’s Sophie Wolanski, of Muck Floral, looks at Auckland through a nature-oriented lens.

 

This was taken just after I got proposed to! It was the most beautiful sunny day and we drove down to the beach to celebrate with our friends. This lovely man pictured is the one who made the magic happen.

I’m always photographing cool trees! I don’t know what this is, but it’s around the corner from my house and I think of fairy floss every time I pass it.

 

Rainy day trip to the Wintergardens. I love going here when it’s cold and wet outside; it’s not only magical from the rain but so cosy and warm. This Queen Anne’s lace was a nice surprise. It’s one of my favorite roadside flowers to forage and it looks so beautiful in the old greenhouses growing so tall.

 

My best friend came to visit me from Sydney so I took her to the west coast. I love the black sand, it’s so mysterious. It never ceases to impress me.

 

It’s become apparent I don’t take pictures of myself often – this one in the car was the only one I found.

 

The coolest strelitzia out. I’m not such a fan of the bird of paradise flower but this wild black one makes my heart sing.

 

I’m so excited – these are the first flowers I’ve had on my clematis vine I planted out the back of the shop almost two years ago! It’s not a very good spot for it; it doesn’t get much sun so I didn’t think it would flower at all.

 

Just before the rain came at Whatipu. I love the landscape there so much. It’s like another world.

 

Always photographing flowers on my walks.

 

I brought this ikebana textbook back from Japan. I did a class in Osaka and they taught us out of this book, and it just so happened to have English text! It’s so great, just flipping through the pages is enough to get me inspired.

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