Friday, June 6, 2014

FSO - Colours of early summer

You spell it color, I say it's colour.  You say it's summer, I say it's winter.  It's all a bit upside down, really.  So do I show you summer or winter?  My reality or yours?  I took a couple of shots of mine, this one beside the road close to town.


We live in New Zealand's only sub-tropical zone, with warm humid summers and mild winters.  Our winter daytime temperatures range from 12 to 17 degrees celsius (53 - 62 F) so it never gets really cold (although we do get the occasional frost here, more than in most other places in the north).  And we don't have many deciduous trees and autumn colours.   This one is close to my house and looks so good, I think, because of the contrast to the winter colour of the mountain.



I found a couple of photos I took exactly six months ago which are typical of our colours of early summer. 


Vibrant new growth and bold colours


I'll be visiting the Friday My Town Shoot Out participants over the next few days as and when child visitor time allows.  You can find them here.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Pauline, your flipping of this week's theme made me chuckle. I actually love Fall and look forward to it every year. Christa

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  2. Autumn is colourful whenever and wherever it occurs.

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  3. Autumn is my favorite season. And it looks great in your images. But the summer ones are perfect for the theme as well.

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  4. I too love Autumn...perhaps because I was born in that season :)
    Love the changing of the colours.

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  5. I'm looking forward to Autumn. You have captured it in all it's glory. You must show us your seasons and I will show you ours......I was tempted to phrase this differently but decided I'm a grown up now.

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  6. Oh, these are lovely - how I miss some autumn colour!!

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  7. Hi Christine
    Love these shots, particulaly the one of the arch with the colourful flowers on the left.

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  8. Your winter looks like our mid-autumn here :) Glad you showed us a bit of both (summer and winter)

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  9. It's all very confusing. Different parts of NZ have different seasonal variations and I never get to see the while story anyway.

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  10. That tree is especially lovely! Your winters would be wonderful to me, as i find cold to be painful.

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  11. A nice set of pictures from down under. Those bright red colo(u)rs are amazing and it all looks lush. The 'animotel' sign adds a little whimsy to the first one.

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  12. I love that your seasonal clock is different that so many or ours and that you chose to highlight it as such.

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