6/5/15

in the garden

Even though most of the native trees here in New Zealand are evergreens of one kind or another, we have two ornamental cherry trees in the front yard garden that provide a bit of autumnal color. Here is one of them in its fall glory.



I'm sure these trees have been here since the house was originally build and was used as the homestead before the bigger house down the drive was built. Over the years, they obviously weren't pruned or shaped, so the limbs are askew and the trees are quite unique. I find the huge limbs interesting as they appear to have shiny bands all along them.

I also found this little wax eye flitting around.

15 comments:

doodles n daydreams said...

Great pics of the little waxeye. We get a lot in the feijoa trees outside our kitchen window. Pretty autumn colours in the cherry trees as well. Winter has finally arrived in our neck of the world.

Diana
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Amy Franks said...

We're having similar colours here in Tauranga, I love the change in scenery :-)

Linda W. said...

Lovely fall colors!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oooh the little fella at the end was a total delight! YAM xx

Annemor said...

I like the fall colours of the cherry. And your little friend, the waxeye.
Great shots.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

Margaret Adamson said...

Your antum colour are wonderful and I love the Silvereye.

John said...

Could be Maine in our fall- the last bird pic is very nice.

Donna said...

I love the fall color!

Chrisy@GoodNorthCoastLife said...

We're very similar over the other side of the ditch :) Evergreens everywhere, which really makes those deciduous trees stand out! We have one in our new yard, and l love watching it change colour. Winter has arrived quickly though, Tuesday morning we dropped down to 1.8c, now that's cold for the subtropics!
Hope you're well, and thanks for continuing to participate in Reconnect with Nature. xx

Ida said...

Fall is my 2nd favorite season. It's neat to see the fall colors here but I'm not ready to see them in our part of the world just yet. Love the sweet little bird.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, I love autumn.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful fall colors you captured. Hard to think of you heading into winter as it is really warm here... Michelle

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely Fall collection; sweet little bird, beautiful Autumn colors. And I love that striped effect as well.

Chris Rohrer said...

Nice tree to have around! The Waxwing wouldn't visit if it weren't for that tree. Reminds me of a vireo here in the US!

Rhonda Albom said...

We just don't have those colors here in Whangaparaoa, wish we did. I miss the change of season.