Autumn is a time of cooling temperatures, crisp mornings and autumn colour and I love the golds, reds, yellows and purples that autumn brings. I grew up in Christchurch from the age of ten and Hagley Park is hard to beat in both spring and autumn with a visit to Hagley Park or the Christchurch Botanic Gardens being a must-do in those seasons. Wellington of course, has its own distinct vibe; its magnificent harbour surrounded by bush-clad hills and gullies, embracing every shade of green.
But to see the autumn heralded in with flags of colour - that I love and I enjoy witnessing the flamboyance of colour as the cycle of the seasons turns towards winter, here in the Wairarapa. Experiencing that nostalgic feeling that summer has ended - for those who embrace winter sports, a welcome change. Autumn is the time to enjoy those slightly cooler temperatures. With children and grandchildren, it's time to head to the park and kick up the autumn leaves in a flurry of colour and crispness; though I must admit, when my seven month old grandchild was with me recently, all he wanted to do was eat them!
Have you ever thought of creating a seasonal display? On a sideboard or shelf or even in your window! I loved this idea of stretching a string across the front window and pinning or pegging some leaves as shown in the photo to show-off the spectrum of colour; from green to lime, to yellow, to gold, to russet and red.
Autumn is heralded in with flags of colour, bringing crisp mornings and even crisper leaves to kick and crunch.
May 19, 2022