Autumn Miscellany

Ten photos taken in Otago/Southland in autumn, with one exception taken in early winter. All pictures I thought I mightn’t use if I didn’t collect them into a single post and get them online – hope you don’t mind some variety! New Zealand.

Yellow leaf that I liked the look of.

In the tropical part of the winter garden glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Detail from the rock garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden.

My last photo of the pretty toadstool I found locally, on a roadside verge.

Firewood pile at the far end of the Colchicum field.

Young native lancewood tree with big ambitions. Winter, Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Stooks in Southland. ~by Nigel.

Rosehips ~for fun I applied radial blur πŸ™‚

Water sprinklers in a field near Millers Flat, Central Otago. ~by Nigel.

Snail Vine, tropical part of the winter garden glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. A very nice collection, Liz, and great way to feature some images that aren’t quite a post on their own.

    I really like the wood pile image, nice angles and lines of the fence and the gap in the boughs.

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    1. I’d read advice a while back that I’ve kept in mind. Before deleting an image that’s not up to scratch, think about trying something creative. I rarely try but it can be fun! ~and it’s a bonus to receive a lovely compliment too πŸ™‚


  2. An enjoyable look around autumn! I smiled to see the stooks, which used to be done in Caithness when I was a young kid. (In smaller fields on crofts – rectangular bales were done on the bigger farms.)

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    1. That’s a nice memory! When I was growing up in Northland all the farmers did small rectangular bales, never saw older methods. Now small rectangular bales are unusual – most by far do the giant round bales and a few do giant rectangular bales.

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  3. I had to look up ‘shooks.’ Sure enough, the word is related to ‘shocks,’ which I know as a way to bundle corn, and ‘sheaves,’ which is the word I associate with bundled grain.

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    1. I hope it’s nice where you are! I still have lots of photos taken back in autumn but we’re in the latter stages of winter now – with small hints of spring just starting πŸ™‚


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