Central Plateau, North Island

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

Monday, 7 May 2012

Autumn Leaves

Maple tree leaves

Autumn colour

Red leaves

The leaves have those stunning autumn colours, and the golden and scarlet colours last such a little while.Soon the leaves all fall to the ground and fade to a dull fawn, then wither and crumble to nothing.
Next year we will see this all over again, nature is truly wonderful.
Last night there was a Perigee Full Moon, (  the  point where the moon is closest to the earth) and I thought that I had a good photo.HOWEVER, when I looked on the net today, I can see what I should have been taking, not just the moon, but  something in the foreground as well. I have so much to learn with this camera and also composition of the  photos.

Brightest Moon

Shadows on the grass at the park, where the Constables and Dog Handlers take their dogs for training., Under the tree was a magpie, the bird had found someone’s  left-over lunch and was busy having a feed. It flew off when I approached, and I didn’t see it again.
Shadows on the  park
I have some sewing to do, and YES, more muffins to bake. Emails from home tell me Hugh is having a great time,  he has taken Janet on some adventure trips, a day 
on the beach from Himitangi to Foxton and back,  and today will be in the Ruahines, if the huge washouts are filled in, up to the Red A Frame DOC hut.
Part of the road on the way to the A Frame.
View  past Takapari Road
Maybe tonight the moon will be as bright, and now I have better ideas for the photos, will be able to brave the cold night air and focus on another shot.
Quotation of the day, from W Clement Stone
“Aim for the moon.If you miss, you may hit  a star”
Cheers from Jean


Michaele said...

So it is autumn in New Zealand. How different to see autumn leaves this time of year. Some days I wish we were heading back into winter also. I'm tire already.

Julie Fukuda said...

With such a hot dry long summer last year, we had almost no color in autumn. I hope this year will be better. I was hoping to get a good shot of the moon with the rabbit showing so clearly but saaing is different from photography.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi! I´m very honored that you awarded me. It´s inspires me to show you the lovely landscape I live in and which I love. I will continue this , this week. I´m just little busy now. I was on photo course , first time tonight. Very good, I´m a beginner and want to learn more. Now I have a more advanced camera, thanks to my Man.
Where do I find the gadget Liebster Blog?
I thank you very much and send you a very warm hug!!