Saturday, May 26, 2007

Time for a Photo...

We are having a wonderful mild autumn here. Since the early settlers introduced trees from various parts of the globe, some are bare already while others have barely started turning colour.

I took a stroll this afternoon and took these photos:

Some extra seating has appeared at the local bus stop!



A closer look. Perhaps someone thought they would wait in comfort.



This tree/shrub on the nearby corner always seems to glow at this time of year.



I feel privileged to live so close to this beautiful river:

17 comments:

'B' said...

Your tree with fruit looks as though it is a Persimon...
Try baking it (cutting off the top) and then spread vanilla sugar on it for at least 30 mins in a moderate oven, or until flesh is soft and mushy...
A drop of ice-cream makes in nice as well!!
Enjoy!!
(FYI, we have one in our yard and we have also planted a Chocolate Sapote which can be used in Lamingtons...)

Catherine said...

Unfortunately it's not my tree - I don't know the people who own the house where it is, I just admire the tree when I go past. I thought it was a persimmon, unless it is a mandarin. I may get some persimmons from the supermarket and try your recipe.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I love the chair! Looks comfy; just hope it hasn't been rained on...

The river's gorgeous. What a wonderful place to live!

Michele sent me. Have a great weekend, what's left of it!

Deb R said...

Those photos are gorgeous - especially the river!

WendyWings said...

Michele sent me and what a surprise to find a fellow Kiwi. I love the Avon River so pretty. I am an Aucklander so don't get to see it that often :)
Have a great weekend.

Chrissie said...

Hi Catherine.
Michelle says Hi.
The chair is hillarious, pillow and all! The river photo sure is great too. It looks like fall where you are....?

archshrk said...

Hello,Michele sent me.

I was a little confused by your post until I realized your were in NZ. I like the extra seating but the whole area looks wonderful.

Mr. Althouse said...

I love that last shot. How idyllic that must be. I can almost hear the quiet "shoosh" of the paddle.

Michele sent me,

Mike

Jan said...

Catherine, that 3rd photo is especially lovely.
And seats appearing at a bus stop....WHAT a civilized place you live in!

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

It does seem strange to be seeing fall leaves.

Thanks for the comment you left me.

Rose

xo

Pearl said...

Wow, looks so gorgeous. What a wonderful place to soothe a soul.

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over to your hemisphere, Catherine. Hi!

The seat by the bus stop looks like it might be adversely affected by rain. I hope it finds a way to stay dry! The persimmon looks nice but it's the river that I love the most. It'd be so great to go kayaking every day!

David said...

Hi! Michele sent me. Great pics.

Clare said...

Hi! Thank you for taking us on the walk with you -- I really enjoyed this! The chair is sweet and the shrub really does glow. And the river looks magical.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos, Catherine! The river looks so peaceful & relaxing...

Thanks for visiting! And Michele sent me your way!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the photo of the persimmon, the light is just wonderful.

Chris said...

That river photo is gorgeous! How nice to have that in your neighborhood. I love it! I'm here from Michele's to say hello!