Autumn Walk

This morning we made time to go for a walk from home, around some of the local streets. The beautiful blue-sky autumn day was too lovely to be stuck inside! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

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Animals.

Friendly dog and art deco gate.

Small lifestyle property. Geese preferred the chopping block to me!

This collie dog bounded across a lawn to say hello and its tail was amazing, rotating fast in big circles, like the tail was on a swivel!


Up In The Air

Tractor and plough weather vane.

Weathercock.

Crabapples.

Trimming an enormous boundary hedge on a private property.


Our walk, a circular route, had an objective. I wanted Nigel to see a golden pine tree that we’re familiar with, in the morning light … we’ve usually gone by in afternoon / evening, or on a dull day, and I’d noticed earlier this week that it looks fabulous with a morning blue-sky background. My photo from this morning.

Other plants I photographed …

Rose hip / rosehip.

Honeysuckle, this one not much to look at but oh the perfume on the air!

Pink begonia.


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)
weather vane, wind vane, windvane, sheep, geese, plow

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    1. We were nearly home when I saw him on top of this monstrous hedge – we often walk past it. He was standing on a sheet of plywood and working. In my shot he was finishing with the hedge trimmer and after I put my camera away I saw him take up a bright orange plastic leaf rake and he was still up on top the hedge, raking up the clippings from his trimming! Never seen anything like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. There were 4 or 5 workers present. The hedge is monstrous. The bloke on top appeared to be standing on a sheet of plywood. There were 2 or 3 people with the trailer of equipment at the street-side, and a person on the other side of the hedge trimming from ground level. And a ladder on the other side too.

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  1. Those blue skies do make a difference. We’ve had so much fog, mist, and generally gray skies here at the coast that even blooming wildflowers have a hard time shining as they can. I like your tree!

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