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Category: Seasons (page 1 of 13)

Bursting Open

Pohutukawa Buds

Pohutukawa Buds

Buds of Pohutukawa blossom about to burst open.

Morning at the Fieldays

Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

Last Thursday I visited the Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton – the mist was still hanging around the valleys at the starting time of 8 a.m., and the grass was covered in frost. The start to a wonderfully sunny morning where I learnt that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in a townie’s mind… (with apologies).

The NZ Agricultural Fieldays 2017 took place from 14 to 17 June. It is a big agricultural show with international participation, attracting about 130,000 visitors.

Seasonal

The Leaf

The Leaf

One of the last leaves on a weeping cherry in our neighbourhood — backlit with many raindrops in the network of twigs.

Dusk

Dusk

Dusk

The sun had just disappeared behind me when I reached this vantage point on Scenic Drive. The land and city getting ready for the night, the expanse of the Waitemata Harbour, a hint of the Harbout Bridge and the volcanic Rangitoto Island, all under the fading colours of the sky.

Autumn Colours

Huia Road

Huia Road

Officially, winter has already started. But on the first day of winter I was greeted with these beautiful autumn colours as I was driving back from Huia.

The Fog Has Lifted

Looking West

Looking West

This morning, thick fog moved in from the Manukau Harbour, playing havoc with airline schedules, lifting and reappearing again. Here the view from the walkway between Grendon and Landing Roads as the situation cleared.

Autumnal

Shadows

Shadows

The mellow sun of the late afternoon casts a shadow of the thinning tulip tree onto the brick wall of The Potters Post (strangely, the sign proclaiming the name of the building seems to have disappeared from the front).

Bare

At the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi

At the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi

Bare trees at the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Frosty Morning

Frost

Frost

A clear night with frost on the grass in the morning. The forecasters tell us that the fine morning will cloud over and end in rain…

Frost

Frost

After the Frost

After the Frost

Golden

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

Some of the ginkgo trees are completely bare now, some are still resplendend in gold – leaves covering the lawn.

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

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