Monday, 28 February 2011

1st March - The first day of Autumn - My World Tuesday

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.



























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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.

8 comments:

Gary said...

Spring like photos Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Looks as though Fall is definitely on it's way! I love the Hare's tail grass! Never seen that before! Terrific captures as always, Stewart! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

How interesting that it's considered autumn there even though the sun hasn't passed over the equator yet! Well, for sure it does LOOK like autumn. :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Love the soft wind and soft colours in your pictures :)

Eve said...

As I sit here by the heater, looking out at winter and waiting for Spring to arrive, it is so pleasant to look at your wonderful Autumn photos! :D

Lesley said...

the hare's tail grass look so soft.

Arija said...

. . . and the jolly rats are copulating in my ceiling again. Definitely a sure sign of autumn, out with the Rarsak again!

Our hills have been the colour of your pussycat tails for a long time now and with the rains last week we have a little greenpick showing through.

Christchurch unfortunately seems not to have finished with the traumas as there are rumours that a volcano is building off shore. Our neighbours are having a really tough time of it.

ladyfi said...

You're right about the forces of nature... so much beauty as in your shots and yet so much destruction.