Autumn in the South

A look back at an autumn visit to Hamilton Park in Gore, Southland which we visited on a mostly dull day, sunshine occasionally breaking through to brighten things up.. 30 April 2022. New Zealand.

And I hope my northern hemisphere visitors get to enjoy a beautiful, colourful autumn as you enter into the new season.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

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  1. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I look forward to the changing of the leaves and the cooler days. I really like the yellows of autumn, like the leaves that you featured in your penultimate photo.

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  2. Thank you for thinking of us in the northern hemisphere, Liz. These beautiful colours are certainly something to look forward to. But summer isn’t over yet and we have to get through more hot days.
    I hope you are enjoying the arrival of springtime down south.

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    1. It seems our spring’s kicking in faster than your autumn but NZ’s marine climate is notoriously fickle and we’ll doubtless have return visits of ‘winter’. I guess cooler weather will come as a relief to you and I hope you have a vibrant, bright autumn!

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  3. We have at least another month before autumn-talk gets real. Just now, we’re finally entering into that season that bridges summer and fall: hurricane season. There are four “areas of interest” to keep an eye on now, including one that could show up in Texas: or not.

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    1. I hope that the hurricanes stay away! Late afternoon y’day, we did a drive/walk.. found quite a few trees in blossom and there’s plenty of lambs to be seen in the fields now 🙂

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    1. I can imagine it’s hard to believe! and yet the change can happen quite suddenly, in my experience here in NZ I can find myself scrambling to adjust as the new season suddenly decides to take over! 😀

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    2. I love Winnipeg! Now I’m hungry for some of your smoked Goldeye. I once spent a week in Elma, exploring the lakes north and east. I can’t remember where I stayed now, but it sure wasn’t a motel or a B&B. I’d love to come back — but in autumn or spring, not winter.

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  4. A friend is coming from southern Delaware next month to see fall colors. We have had such a dry summer that I fear the colors will be less than spectacular, but we have loads of hardwood trees (and she also loves birch trees, which are plentiful here) so I am hoping there will be enough color to bring on oohs and aahs.

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