Colours and Cobwebs

Celebrating our southern autumn and adding a bit of balance to all the spring fever from the northern hemisphere.. the final photos from my Wednesday walk up the street plus a shot of cobwebs strewn along our little box hedge on a recent dewy morning.

Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand

And then suddenly it shifts again,

A newer light, a darker dusk,

A twist to the breeze and another memory

Melts into the moment and on I go,

As the seasons, changing constantly,

While rarely forgetting that tomorrow,

What we did today, happened yesterday.

— last lines of the poem  A Shift To The Season  by Damien B. Donnelly







Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Beautiful as always, Damien. I had to come check on you because I haven’t seen any posts from you in my reader of late. I’m glad I did because WordPress had me unfollowing you. This will never do! Back now and hope to see your lovely posts often.

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    1. Hi Alison, I’m a wee bit confused to receive this comment on my blog when it appears to be solely directed to Damien. For what it’s worth, he hasn’t been active on WP since mid-May when he featured my photo of the little flaming-red tree and wrote a poem to go with it.

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        1. Why thank you very much Alison, that is so kind of you to say so. I hope he is ok. I know plenty of reasons why he could be busy with other things so I’m hoping he’ll bounce back into the WP scene again soon.. when he can.

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  2. Oh Liz, that blazing tree of crimson alight in the center of that leaf speckled field is just breath taking, especially with those bare naked branches leaning in over the fence as if trying to catch the comfort of the colour they have since lost. Maybe I need to write a poem, I might come back to see if I can borrow your photograph. I dropped by for your colour and giggled when I saw my words, you are a wonder, huge hugs to you both from a Friday in May in Paris that is very much leaning towards Autumn, we had hail stones yesterday!

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    1. Hail stones? Ha! Love hearing your description of the burning bush.. you’re a wizard with words! I’ve just emailed you the original file, it’s only 2.5Mb so hope that’s ok. Gives you more freedom than my heavily cropped version. Must be funny suddenly coming across your words like that.. I didn’t think you’d mind 🙂 🙂 Big hugs


  3. Bugger … Spouse and I went to Gore today and I was abandoned to me fate … park, autumn, camera … there’s worse fates, I tell you!

    But: I shall post my shots anyway, even though it looks a bit as if we were twins.

    ‘Twas ever thus (sigh).

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    1. We’ll definitely see snow up on the mountains. I hope we don’t see it down at our cottage but on occasion there can be a lot of snow around here.. it’s definitely possible.

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    1. You’re very welcome Kay.. Nigel’s in Dunedin for a few hours today, when he returns he’ll tell me all about the beauty there – must be looking good now! Thank you 🙂

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