Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Winter brings its own Glorious Colours

 The Cherry Trees are almost bare, a few red leaves testimony to the summer beauty,But even in winter, they show stunning colour, as those leaves change colour, then fall.

Weeds have some pretty flowers, and I have always liked the Dandelion heads, have any of you experienced the thrill of blowing the fairydown off, calling out the time to “ One O'clock, Two O'clock “and so on.

Our days are definitely cooler, the sun is lazy, rising so much later, and off to bed well before our dinner time. Fires keep warmth inside, and the first coffee of the day by a fire,  cosy, waiting for daylight, for me that is true bliss!!!

Cherry tree leaves in glorious technicolour

This Cherry Tree  has lost almost all its leaves

Late afternoon shadows on the lawn

Dandelion Flower after the yellow petals have fallen

Quotation of the day from Jean de la Fontaine

“ Friendship is the shadow of the evening , which increases with the setting sun of life”

Greetings from Jean

14 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

So interesting to think of the opposite seasons.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jean..

Your images are lovely and I love the quote.. The first coffee of the morning is true bliss.. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

just loved the red leaves and the dandelion poof! :)

Linda said...

How beautiful, Jean!

Janet said...

Winter is actually my favourite time of year. Even with snow covering everything there is colour everywhere. Love your photos!

Barb said...

Sorry, Jean, but I do battle with dandelions each spring. Do not want them to have the chance to go to fluff! (Though my grandchildren love them.) Still cool here in the mountains, too, with below freezing temps due tonight. I haven't put out my flowered pots yet and have flats of pansies in my garage waiting to be planted. We also have a cozy fire going to take off the chill.

Carol Mattingly said...

If I weren't so knee deep in approaching Summer, I could go for Fall right now with your images and colors.

Our photos said...

What wonderful colors !

KB Bear said...

I adore the red leaves and the dandelion. You've identified my favorite parts of winter. I'm glad that you are enjoying your coffee next to a cozy fire!

June said...

Oh yes, one o'clock, two o'clock with dandelions picked from the roadside - and then the other kids would remind you that picking a dandelion meant you would wet the bed! wonder where that came from?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The change of seasons really has a beauty all its own both in our routine and what nature brings.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I still get confused reading this! Excellent, Jean, to give us a different view of the world! I just checked in the forest for a fawn, but found a young buck! Spring is springing here! Have a lovely time in your fall.

Jim said...

I really like that photo of the Dandelion seed blossom, Jean.

Jim said...

I really like that photo of the Dandelion seed blossom, Jean.