Friday, December 20, 2013

FSO - Colours of the Season

Ahh, I'm so glad this topic comes in summer for me because I just love the colours of early summer. Even the weeds growing beside the road are at their best (or some might say worst) in summer.


The grass may not be so lush and green a bit later in summer if there isn't much rain but right now even the cows look happy.


The ocean water temperature is warm at this time of year and the beach beckons.  The surf lifesaving boat and flags make a bold statement against the wonderful blue of sky and sea.


Little children in bright bathers can even be distracted from the thought of Santa.


I had taken eight photos of summer flowers for this topic but now that I am officially all grown up (I retired today!) I am showing some restraint.  These are native flax flowers which are in full blown and adorn nearly every country roadside at the moment.


I'm looking forward to doing the Spotlights this week, I think this is a fab topic!  Why not have a look at the contributions of the FSO team , see what seasonal colours there are elsewhere in the world.

16 comments:

  1. great shots!! We won't be looking like summer again for a quite a few months. We are covered in snow.

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  2. I can smell the grass, dirty and air!

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  3. Love the cows and the beach shots!

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  4. It is very pretty there; the beaches look so inviting.

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  5. Oh how I envy you. It is so cold and dreary here, weather wise. Love your shots of the beach and the flowers. I love weeds. They don't know they are weeds and just show off up a storm. Merry Christmas dear blogger sista.

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  6. Wow! I've always enjoyed the fun of sharing and laughing with the FHTSO but after being away for awhile it astounding to see how much we have all improved as photographers. These are terrific. Perfect exposures in the scenics and perfect timing with the girl in the surf,

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  7. I LOL at the life surf boat, I like watching Piha watch.

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  8. One of the things I like best about FSO is that there are members in the southern hemisphere. Thanks to you I can still enjoy summer:-) These are wonderful summery shots, Pauline.

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  9. Just been catching up with your posts. Love the summery ones and yes very colourful. Happy retirement.

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  10. I was by a couple of days ago, don't know why I didn't comment - maybe I'd not posted my blog yet. All your photos this week are delightful - the shore with boat is really beautiful. Have a merry Christmas.

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  11. You always manage to capture the real spirit of whatever subject you are photographing.

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  12. It's lovely to see the beach and water this time of the year, especially on a sunny day.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  13. The photos are so lovely. I am glad for that you will enjoy your retirement in this natural beauty.

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  14. Wonderful photos of early summer. We are supposed to be in the middle of winter but have had gorgeous summer weather for more than a week! Many in town spent Christmas Day at the beach. That doesn't happen too often round here. Happy New Year!

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