Its the first day of autumn here today. But its been more autumn than summer for a number of days. Crisp mornings and cool evenings. Darkness when we wake in the mornings. Spiders. The first hint of colour in the leaves of the street trees. Soon I'll light the fire, and be able to go on evening possum hunts - with a camera, excited children and torch - not a gun!
Down by the coast a grass - Hare's tail grass - takes on the colour of autumn first. This is a plant to get close to, one where beauty is not on the grand scale, but one that rewards close attention.
You can find more images of great places here or you can click on the My World Tuesday link on the RHS of the screen.
You can also see at my most recent posts on my other blog by clicking on the "Paying Ready Attention" Link on the RHS of the screen.
Have a good Tuesday!
PS: I think I need to mention what else is happening in the world as we read these posts. Just across the Tasman, the broken bodies of the dead are still being removed from the wreckage of Christchurch. While we look at the images that have been drawn from all corners of the world I think we should remember that the same blind, unguided forces that bring us beauty, can also bring horror, death and loss. It's not a comfortable thought, but I think it's one we would be better not to forget.