Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Spring Blossom in Winter

Last week, there was a small area of frost free lawn under the Weeping Silver Pear Tree

A  sheltered patch of grass under the Weeping Silver Pear Treeweeping  silver pear tree  with golden leaves

Last night there was some rain, and some wind.,This morning there is a golden carpet of leaves, in that same frost-free area. And a miracle ,in winter, small white blossoms, does the  tree think it is springtime again?

A carpet of Golden Leaves #1

A few small blossoms ,hard to focus in the rain, with very grey skies all round. And one rain droplet on the end of a bare twig. Two photos, I couldn’t decide which one I liked the most, they are almost the same.  I have decided I need a rain cover for my camera!!

One blossom and rain droplet


White Blossom in Winter

Quotation of the day, author unknown,

“ When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles”

Greetings from Jean


TexWisGirl said...

we've had that happen here in texas, too. in october, after a hard summer's drought, when we finally get a break in the heat and a bit of rain, a couple of trees will push out blossoms in celebration of their second spring. :)

Carol Mattingly said...

Fall is giving way to cold there. I'm just adapting to the heat here.

Georgia said...

Looks like your pear tree is a bit confused. Hopefully it will get itself straightened out by spring. I like the second picture.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Winter starting for you, summer starting for me.

Thanks for sharing the loveliness that surrounds you.

I hope you both are doing well.


Julie Fukuda said...

Sometimes you just have to grab those opportunities when they arise. A good message for us all...

KB Bear said...

That is a gorgeous tree, with the carpet of yellow flowers below it and it's miraculous white blossoms. I love your photos!

camp and cottage living said...

How strange your tree has a bloom
You can never predict what nature will do...
I'm enjoying seeing the transition into Winter there, as Summer begins soon here!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Our plum tree thinks it's spring too. Busy popping out little green leaves. I hope it doesn't wreck our chances of fruit next year.

eileeninmd said...

The weather can fool the trees, pretty trees and images. I love the quote.. Have a happy day!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Thanks for your kind comments. Catching up now with comment...we have a day again with very warm wheather for us. About 25-27 warm Celcius.
The dogs are not so keen on that. They lay in the shadow all day. I dont go Walking with them today.

Our photos said...

Nice photos !

Here I Am Carrie said...

I had a coupld years ago a few blossoms on our pear tree in the fall. Oh I can feel the cold in your photos. Stay bundled up.

Jim said...

I LOVE the colours of fall/winter, Jean, and you have displayed them well with these photos. Thanks.