13 May 2012


Officially it's autumn, and we have been enjoying a beautiful time here - lots of clear blue skies and sunshine.

I tend to think that much of the top-half of New Zealand's north island only has two seasons - a long warm one, and a short cold season, which are separated by a short transitional period.  Most of the native trees are evergreen, and the view from my deck is mostly the same whatever the season.

On Friday I looked down from an office window onto a stand of deciduous trees, which covered every hue from rich green to an almost-ready-to-fall golden red. It was glorious. Nature manages to humble us on every front.

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