Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 25 May 2012

Rain,wind, and falling leaves

In a  few days, Winter will officially arrive. The leaves are now showing their beautiful shades of autumn, and some have turned, brown, and shrivelled up on the lawn.
I could not tell which bird this was, but the song was so clear, in the late afternoon  daylight.The sky looks blue, in this photo, but it has been really dull all day.

colours changing
The sky is grey, dull, and very overcast, and the bare branches stand out against those clouds.
Autumn branches

The rain began, and I gathered up some Cherry Tree leaves, and a few chestnuts, these were almost hidden in the grass.
This is an Ornamental Chestnut Tree, and in summer provides a shady canopy. Now the branches are almost bare.

Chestnuts on cherry tree leaves
The May FMQ challenge was so interesting, and for once it went a lot easier then the previous months.
I have used silk, from Bangalore in India,  pellon  in-between and a calico backing.
Clear fill in the bobbin, and King Tut  cotton Superior thread on the pink fabric,
and Madeira Polyneon, on the gold silk.
FMQ May block
May FMQ silk block
Quotation of the day from Lord Alfred Tennyson
“ The last red leaf is whirled away,
The rooks are blown about the skies”
Cheers from Jean


Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi! We have very warm here today +26 C, summer heat in May??
And you have winter..nice pictures

I´M still working on Liebster blog and whom I´m gonna award. I have many under 200 followers and have difficulties to pick out five...but I will..

Nancy J said...

We have +3 Celsius this morning, and I too had to take some time to select the 5 Liebster award bloggers, under 200.Enjoy the summer warmth.Cheers from Jean

Tanya said...

Your filler quilting looks great!