Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Leaves in Red and Gold

The chestnut tree shows Autumn in glorious colours, golden leaves  still on the tree, fallen leaves crinkled and brown.

Chestnut tree in Autumn

 The Cherry tree leaves  have deeper gold and red, and soon  the branches will be bare.

Red,orange and gold

Morning sky at our place, 3.3 Celsius this morning, and now much warmer.
the gentle breeze is not enough to move more leaves to the ground.
Morning sky
Time to put my mind to the FMQ May challenge, plant more bulbs, and
pick more feijoas, they have been so prolific this year, the freezer has been packed with cooked fruit for deserts later on.
Quotation of the  day, from  John Keats,  “ To Autumn
“ Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun. ”
Cheers from Jean


Michaele said...

I just love the photo of the colored leaves in the grass. So pretty.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Michaele, they are from the flowering Cherry Trees, and the others, Hugh raked them all up and is now mowing the lawn,if he leaves the leaves (pardon the pun) the grass gets soggy and goes yellow. Hope all is well with your weather. Cheers from Jean.

Laurie said...

Glad you enjoyed your time in Rotorua .... I love autumn as well... lovely to be missed enjoy being home hugs Laurie

Cottage Tails said...

The very last leaves fell on the maple tree yesterday.
Lovely mulch for the compost to be gathered.
Love Leanne

Nancy J said...

Hi Leanne and Laurie, , yes the compost mulch has increased, and yes, good to be missed as well, and yes, good to be home.In 3 weeks the autumn season showed itself so much, and the trees so different to when I went North.See you next time Laurie,curtain making, Cateye, and home baking took up most days.
Cheers from Jean,

Nicky said...

Beautiful photos Jean, love the autumn colours too.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful pictures...we have to wait until we can see all the lovely colours...now its very green here, appletrees are blooming now...