Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Autumn in its Glorious Colours


Leaves are golden, yellow and brown, falling to the ground with each gust of wind. Soon branches will be bare. Bulbs are showing signs of green leaves, the Camellia,  and the Rhododendron still have flowers blooming. The Horse Chestnut  Tree, ornamental fruit only, is golden in the sunshine. Snow will fall in the far south tonight.

Rhodo flower

Horse Chestnut tree  

winter leaves

One bulb, unknown, beautiful pale pink blooms.

Raindrops on flowers

Sunlight on the grass under the trees,maybe a few years yet until they are cut down for firewood.

Trees in the Forest

Camellia Flower, surviving in the wind and rain.

Camellia Flower

The Alstroemeria still flowers, the dark red one has finished for the season.

Alstromeria Flowers

These bulbs are growing taller each day,  maybe they are Freesias, waiting for a few months till the delicate, scented flowers will show.

Spring bulb leaves

Quotation from Helen Keller,

dedicated to Gary and his beloved Boomer.

“What we have enjoyed, we can never lose…

all that we love deeply becomes a part of us”

Greetings from Jean


Here I Am Carrie said...

Just going down through some blogs I missed. Seems they are not showing up my reader, which of course will soon be gone anyway. I really need to check out what else is out there. I can't believe it fall at your place yet spring here. I loved also all your brag photos. You do have something to brag about on the previous blogs. I can't wait till one day our horse chestnut will be so big. Right now I am just loving the bright green everything is. All the trees except a couple are finally all leafed out. May the colors of fall ahead bring as much beauty as you have shared already. Well guess winter will be there for you soon. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

Craig said...

Beautiful photos. Autumn is a lovely season, even if it does herald winter!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What beautiful photos in your autumn. Here it is the start of summer for us, with hurricane season starting on the first of June.

Love the borders on your photos.

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

oh, what a sweet quote and dedication for gary. bless him...

when the golden tree came up, i said 'oh my!' out loud! it just is breathtakingly beautiful! thank you for sharing this.

Nancy J said...

The chestnut tree had some processing, not much, as I couldn't get the colour depth just right in the camera, Lorraine, the frames are in Picasa, all other photos as I took them, Theresa, the words for Gary, they seemed to be so right for him.I could feel his raw grief in the few words he posted. Yes,Carrie, definitely fall, snow in the far south, I have the fire going at 6 a.m. very black outside.Thanks Craig, lovely words .they make the work of taking a photo, editing, posting, all so very worthwhile.I'll edit the word "work" and instead put in "fun" Greetings to all, Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

How interesting to see your seasonal pictures. Yes, we have fall colors here too but some of those flowers bloom here in late summer and camellia bloomes in late winter.

Barb said...

Your autumn is still so filled with blooms! That chestnut is gorgeous. Glad you have plenty of fire wood for the cold days ahead. Hi to Hugh.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Julie and Barb, the colours are stunning when the sunshine glows on them. Yes, firewood stacked in the shed is like gold on the cold days, and Hugh, he is well, thanks Barb. Greetings from Jean

Susan Heather said...

Your autumn colours are so much deeper down there. Glad to hear Hugh is well.

Gayle said...

The Chestnut tree is amazing. Nothing like that here. I would love to sit in that field and look at it.