Colour Shift

Falling fast into Fall. The colours here in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand are changing fast as, in the southern hemisphere, we head into ‘real’ autumn. The shift happens quickly, previously plain plants now basking in a moment of glory.

All photos taken by Nigel with his Olympus digital camera, edited by me.


Autumn colours

— from our ‘exercise walk for fresh air’ on 03 April 2020

Click on ANY photo to enlarge.


About the plants

Fiery red plant by farm gate, Euonymus europaeus (European spindle tree).

Reddish-brown grass, Anemanthele lessoniana (native and endemic to New Zealand, wind grass or gossamer grass).

Green foliage, Salix kinuyanagi aka Salix viminalis Kinuyanagi (Japanese fodder willow).


About Nigel

Nigel Cowburn is a New Zealand landscape architect offering landscape design services through his company Growplan :  blog  |  website  |  twitter


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. It always amazes me to think of how the Northern Hemisphere’s seasons are the complete opposite to those of the Southern Hemisphere. I vaguely recall learning about this many many decades ago, but never gave the reality of it any thought at the time. Nigel’s enlarged photos are beautiful examples of the fast approaching Autumn, which is my favorite season of all. The fiery red color of the European spindle tree is gorgeous. Thank-you to both Nigel and Yourself!!

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