Oh The Glow!

Golden foliage trees make a colourful splash in the landscape during winter when there’s not much else to brighten the scene. These photos were taken by Nigel about a month ago when we went for a local walk. It was when daffodils were in bud but hardly any had opened. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.


This first tree was of secondary interest, initially obscured from our view by the other golden conifer. Still nice though!

A wider view, the initial attention-grabber being front-left and obscuring the tree shown in the first photo.

The showy attention-grabber …

The hills behind are the Blue Mountains that background Tapanui to the east of the town. The same ones that are covered in snow in the photo I took this morning  i.e. 01 Sept when we’re supposed to be thinking “Oh wonderful, the first day of Spring” haha 🙂


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

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  1. It is always a bit of a mind bender for me getting the seasonal difference straight. 🙂 Winter is a nice time to enjoy the early morning or late afternoon warmth of the low sun. Nicely noticed Liz and Nigel.

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  2. You’ve reminded me again of the difference in our calendrical systems. In the United States the seasons are tied to the sun and begin on the dates of the solstices and equinoxes. As a result, autumn won’t officially begin here this year till September 22nd. Till I had contact with NZ, it had never occurred to me that any country wouldn’t delineate the seasons according to the motion of the earth around the sun. Of course, here in Texas, even if autumn officially begins three weeks into September, the weather will still be summery, with afternoon highs of 30°–35°C not being unusual.

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    1. It’s a bit of a challenge–though not really that hard–to get used to the official season change falling on the first day of September or March, rather than on the respective equinoxes. But one must learn to adapt, and it’s quite the continuing adventure.

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