Saturday, June 10, 2017

Winter Walks 2

Yesterday I had to stop my car and walk back to where I could get a shot of this glorious Liquidamber. I'm glad I did; there was a lot of wind last night, and today it has far fewer leaves on it.

Early this morning, from my house. The sun is just getting up, and its light is gleaming in the west, behind an almost-full moon and a street light. If it looks cold, that's because it was!

This morning we walked along a beautiful inlet called Tuapiro Point. The sea had almost no ripples - these guys were getting an early start.

Manu enjoyed a paddle, of course:

There were lots of dead trees in the plantation at the end of the beach - they've been thinned out, I suppose.

Please click on the photos to enlarge them.


  1. Manu obviously has no fear of cold.
    Loved the mist in the final shot - and that glorious liquidambar. They are absolutely beautiful trees aren't they?
    Your moon photo is better than almost any I have taken. Much.

    1. Thank you. The moon, and the mist, were pure luck! I have always wanted to have a garden big enough for a liquidamber or 6, but I guess it's never going to happen :)

    2. We have two. And some seedlings which I should remove (but don't have the heart).

  2. Lovely photos. That tree is All the Beautiful Colors.

    Here in Western Pennsylvania we are just getting our first truly hot days of summer. It's nice to know fall colors can be seen somewhere in the world.

    1. I hope you have a great summer (and we have a not-too-cold winter!)

  3. That's a beautiful walk. You have such nice skylines! Ours were much murkier in our winter.


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