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It’s time for a sweet goodbye, not to me ofcourse but to Autumn. Alas, it can not last for ever as much as I would love it too. I am not sure if it’s winter by the calendar yet but it is mostly definately frosty and the leaves are all but gone from most of the trees that recently boasted bright and lush bursts of colour. Here are a few pics that I havn’t yet had the chance to upload. Previously due to my sick computer (oh what a season to do that in!) and more recently due to kids having a winter cold. I have certainly loved Autumn with my eyes this year!

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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Winter has it’s glory to ofcourse and without winter we would not have the rain for the new growth of spring…so onward and upward it is!

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I’m back! After a long month computer-less I am back in action again. Wheew!

I took these pics the day my computer went into the shop. It dosn’t look it here but the wind was so cold! It didn’t stop me enjoying the walk around the Mount though and I got some great quail and pheasent photos that I will be able to share soon:)

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 I think Cherry trees are almost perfect! The provide a fantastic show in both Spring and Autumn and their branches stretch out to form a stunning canopy of colour. I took this photo the other day before picking the kids up from school and the cherry blossom photo is obviously from my archives. I didn’t set out with the intention of replicating the photo in it’s opposite  but when I got there I realised I could and tried to remember where it was I had stood. My memory served me pretty well! I think the courtyard (in Greerton) looks equally good in both seasons although if you want to see some more  of  spring please visit my blogging friend John who recently posted a lovely spring shot from his backyard.

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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

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The rain turned to drizzle and eventually a mist that didn’t quite lift. The Autumn trees caught my eye as I drove past making a welcome respite from all the grey and green!

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We’re back home again after a great few days away in Taranaki.  It was so good to go back for a while and very tempting to stay! The drive down was wonderful, Autumn is fantastic time to travel through the country and a lot of NZs highways are dotted with ranges and farmlands so the view was great the whole way down the island. Well, technically across and down as we live on the opposite coastline!

I took photos on the way there and have other photos to come as soon as I have resized them!

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Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Top photo: Corrogated Iron Kiwi in Otrohonga aka Kiwi Town! Next photo: An autumn highway photo through the windscreen…just before Otrohonga. Photo 3: Mokau- just before the Taranaki region officially begins. Photo 4: My mountain. Ok, everyones Mountain. The fabulous Mount Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont) taken at the first peak we got of Taranaki. By the time we’d travelled closer and around her the cloud had tucked the moutain away again! Hard to believe that this could be invisiable but it’s true! I did get photos later though!

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I am constantly amazed at the beauty that awaits anyone who takes time too look…just a little closer.

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PS: I found this neat widget on RED BUBBLE for  my photos. I think this is probably for a banner though so I will have to have a play around! If you click it, it takes you to my ‘bubble site.’

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I was out taking photos of these trees and collecting  leaves for my collage work when I came across these lovely pink flowers. I love how the flower has caught the petals of another one within it’s own petals.

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