Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TP 216: Colours of Autumn

Okay so Carmi is demonstrating hitherto unsuspected ingrained  hemisphereism 
and has designated the theme for this week as "fall colours". 
What to do? Go back six months to autumn?? 

Nooooo; that would mean living through that horrible winter all over again. 
No. Not gonna do it.

Autumn colours - red, yellow, orange... right? 
So today I stopped at the marina at Tauranga and looked for some autumn colours. 

I found yellow, and orange:



Must admit that I was a bit worried they were going to fall (*snicker*)



Looked around for some red:



More red here (nice blue, too)...



More autumnal tones:



Mine. Mine. Mine.



Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. 
~ Chad Sugg



 
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly 
about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot

Not me, George baby.

You might think that the lowering grey sky in these pictures indeed meant cold, autumnal temperatures - not so; it was humid and warm, without a breath of wind.

22 comments:

  1. Autumn is my favorite season; sorry you're stuck with the wet, mushy opposite right now. That top boat pic is really well done, though.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I do like autumn - it's just the fact that it's followed by winter that I don't like!

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  2. I wrestled with the hemispherism thing for a while before deciding on this week's theme. I knew it would cause issues. But I realized all my blogger friends from south of the equator are also gifted photographers who could easily conjure up all sorts of magic no matter what theme I tossed out into the ether.

    As ever, you've blown me away with how you view the world. These are lovely. I'll get out of my seasonal mode next week. Promise.

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  3. No issues at all, Carmi - I was being facetious. I really don't mind being downunder - we are used to being viewed as upside down !

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  4. I am a big, big fan of autumn (and of winter) but I snickered at your take on fall. And loved the colours you found as well. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you EC. I guess your winters are probably better (less cold, less wet?) than ours.

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  5. Glad you managed to successfully break your 'fall.' A young lad fishing from the quay made it for me.

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    1. I walked out to the end of the longest jetty to be able to get a good photo of him and his dad. Thanks Bob.

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  6. Those are great shots, and I do love those gulls!

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    1. Thank you! I must admit I took about 30 shots of them before one flew away...

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  7. I love the specks of fall colours in all the photos. Especially the birds beaks.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Sara. It was a most enjoyable couple of hours, just wandering around near the water.

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  8. ha!! that's great Alexia!! i love your warm weather Fall!!!! i like the reflection of the boats and the wooden pylons in the water!! even though it might be a cloudy & humid day...it looks nice out!! the water is so calm...like glass...

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    1. Thanks laura. I was hoping the reflections would come out well...

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  9. This was very creative! Love how you used the fall colors in your pictures!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Kelsea :)

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  10. So true--we in the northern hemisphere think everyone is on our seasonal schedule. I'm so glad I have some blog friends south of the equator to remind me that there is balance in the world. Thank you!

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  11. Oh these are just too precious! Just seeing the water and those boats make me so sad that it's all behind us for now, and we're going to travel through some Brrrr and snow and slush and ice and more snow before we can go glide along the water as your delightful photos.

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  12. Great set of pictures, good job of getting Fall Colors out of your spring. I laughed at the sea gulls on the boat - "mine, mine, mine". Good luck on your last term of the school year, and enjoy your summer.

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  13. I have to say I loved the way you played with the autumn-coloured fonts here! And I especially loved the colours on all those row boats by the waterfront.

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