Posts from the ‘Landscapes’ category

Autumn sunrise with sparkles.

I hope everyone is well.  We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful.  One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun.  Enjoy 🙂

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Avenue of Honour – in Autumn…

Hello again to everyone!  A good harvest is safely in (our earliest ever) and now it seems  autumn may be early – everything is out of step.  I took this image yesterday, the Avenue of Honour in Macedon.  I’ve taken an image of this road before (click for link), last time in spring on my converted Nikon D90 in near infrared.  I may be a week too soon for the colours but still very beautiful 🙂

avenue of honour autumn 2

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas….

Even after 13 years of Christmas in the southern hemisphere, I still miss the cold and dark of a British Christmas.  Today we went to Musk, near Daylesford for what has become our annual tradition to buy our Christmas tree from the same Christmas tree farm.  In total opposite to the UK, the day was sunny, with blue skies and I was in a t-shirt…just the thing for an image in near infrared 🙂

xmas tree 1a

Taken on converted Nikon D90 in near IR. Click for better view

 

Delicate Strength….

A very big hello to everyone!!!  It’s been a long time since I last posted, in fact, nearly 6 months!  I hope everyone is well 🙂  A lot has happened since I was last here, as it would be for everyone.  I look forward to catching up with all your posts 🙂  WordPress has had a lot of changes!!  This image was taken yesterday early morning, it’s hot here and the cool of the morning was welcome.  Glad to be back 🙂

grass head

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A Crown of Gold…

I live near  Mount Macedon where there are a lot of houses with beautiful gardens (most are more like parks, being acres in size) that were planted in the late 19th Century, landscaped with beautiful northern hemisphere trees and plants.  They are often open to the public in spring and autumn.  Last month I visited one and saw this huge and wonderful old Beech tree, its crown in full autumn glory 🙂

golden crown

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Come rain AND shine!

Last Tuesday was a cold day full of quickly moving heavy rain bands – as I was leaving work there was a very heavy shower and the sun was low which resulted in a double rainbow.  Regular readers will recognise this viewpoint from which I’ve taken many a sunrise 🙂

Rainbow 2

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Cloudy water?!

Autumn has been a bit odd this year – normally there are beautiful sunny days but this year has seen a lot of grey days and it is very dry. This image was taken last week, there was a frost and it turned out to be a beautiful day 🙂  This is a creek that runs into the dam and was taken literally as the sun was about to come up over the horizon.

cloudy water

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Fairy Fungi…

Eventually I have got out to take some images 🙂 It’s late autumn here now but very dry so there isn’t as much fungi as normal.  I did find this old gum tree in the dark shade of the forest which had an explosion of tiny fungi down a branch, much to my delight.  The vibrant green is wet moss  🙂

toadstool 2

Mycena clarkeana

 

Undulations & MM2 – 1!

Hello again everyone!  Once more, apologies for not responding to comments (I appreciate them!) or liking posts, but at least I’m managing to post for Monochrome Madness, the first week of year two, hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole.  I took this nearly a month ago in a landscape shaped by a distant history of volcanoes…the grass is bleached white, it is barren and dry with granite outcrops.  On this day, there were massive clouds moving very quickly causing huge shadow and light contrasts  If you click in, there are cows on the left crest in what I think of as a folded or undulating landscape 🙂

undulation

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