Sunday, April 28, 2013

Autumn trees

Driving or walking anywhere at present is full of unexpected treats. There are autumn trees around in abundance.
This tree is one of many now at a similar stage in the Esplanade, as taken two days ago. In a few months these same trees will be covered with pink blossom, a whole avenue of them.

And though it was drizzly and dull this morning at the Lagoon, the autumn reds on this tree shone forth. The green of the grass I found quite mesmerising- just a few short weeks ago we were in the grip of drought, and the lawns were brown and bare. Many days with light rain showers have wrought an amazing change.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thematic Photographic 241: Pairs

This week just two photos for Carmi's Thematic Photographic post- Pairs. Both of them show an aspect of "Autumn" here in the Southern Hemisphere.

We had a long, warm, dry summer, that almost seemed like it would never end. But all of a sudden it did, and the rains came, though it was still mostly reasonably warm. So on my lawn I had an explosion of mushrooms, and most days I had a few to add to the meal at dinnertime. Yum!

I've been out and about upping my walking distance again lately- I tended to hide inside when the afternoons were quite warm. In the process I have taken more than a few photos of autumn leaves that have fallen from our deciduous trees, though this was the only 'pair' I could find... (By the way, most of our native trees stay green all winter.)