6/16/14

stubborn autumn leaves

I never thought much about weather in Kansas, but I have had an enormous education on the subject since moving to New Zealand. In Kansas, the weather seemed to hang on for a few days but here it can change from hour to hour. I have learned that coastal areas take longer to change because of the water temperature. That's one reason why these autumn leaves are hanging on even when the calendar says it's winter. This shot was taken in Pukekura Park in New Plymouth--a coastal town.

pukekura-park-nz


20 comments:

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

Beautiful place. As with the image of the Impressionists.

Jocee said...

Beautiful picture or a beautiful place. I haven't been there for years but it's on my to-go-to-again list. :-)

Vidya Sury said...

Wow! What a fabulous variety of foliage! Beautiful shot!

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Mike Biles said...

Just lovely - and looks so peaceful.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a pretty scene. Yes. On my Mornington Peninsula, my liquidamber tree is still hanging on to Autumn leaves. They add colour to cold grey days, so I'm not complaining.

Roan said...

Beautiful scene!

marshaleith said...

weird to see autumns leaves on a tree next to a tropical tree!!
nice shot!!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Betty,

What an interesting shot. I love the palms, and of course, the blue sky. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Lina Gustina said...

Like seeing the lovely stubborn leaves. Interesting red bridge.

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Sharon Wagner said...

It's summer here. Yay!

Ann said...

Such vibrant color differences--quite striking. I'm a Kansas girl and our weather has been a crazy the past few years. Our heat is reaching the 90's this week-summer has arrived.
Ann

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Jo Lovely colouring in this shot

Lisa Gordon said...

They sure are beautiful, and what a pretty scene this is.

bj said...

What a lovely photo...great for Blue Monday.

Hazel Ceej said...

Beautiful! I love the red bridge, it looks almost hidden and it even has a reflection on the water.

Rajlakshmi said...

wow gorgeous place :) I would love to spend time there.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I've had a dream to see New Zealand for many years. I hope that will happen, but if it doesn't, I'll enjoy your blog all the more :) Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing them. I had wondered why the Autumn leaves seem to hang on, here in Vancouver, and now have an answer.

Hannah said...

I am enamoured of the gorgeous red bridge, and beautiful water and tropical trees. I would love to visit New Zealand someday too.

edenhills said...

Beautiful fall scene!

Lisa Kerner said...

it so interesting to see what i think of as a tropical tree right up next to what i think of as a moderate tempt tree... great shot.