Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Winter Colours

night sky at our place June 2013

Our night skies have some glorious colours. They shine, glow, then fade to inky darkness. The poppy plant has delusions of grandeur, in its  mistaken season, it should be flowering in summer. Bright red petals, I’m not sure if it will grow to show them, before cold weather and more frosts  force it into hibernation.

night sky #1 

The red border would be the petal colour, if it manages to live that long.

poppy plant in  winter

Quotation of the day, from Haruki Murakami,

“ The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time,

into deeper and deeper shades of night”

Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your night skies are lovely and I hope you get to see this poppy bloom 'out of season'.

Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

camp and cottage living said...

It must be nice to sview those beautiful skies before turning in for the night!

Kalyan Panja said...

simply beautiful shots...lovely!

Craig said...

Beautiful colours in your skies Jean. I hope for that poppy's sake that severe weather doesn't return.

Linda said...

Such lovely photos to greet me today, Jean! I also love the quote.

TexWisGirl said...

love both of the skies. love the dark broody one. :)

Nancy J said...

Hello all, the quotes are easier to find than the photos this winter, but those skies are asking to be picked each night .Poor poppy plant, I hope it survives. Cheers from Jean.

Susan Heather said...

Wonderful night sky photos

Barb said...

Your Poppy is confused! Mine do well in cool weather. If frost delays, you might see red. Beautiful skies.