Changing Seasons – November 2019

This opening paragraph is becoming somewhat repetitious. Another month where rain and wind conspired against me for taking photos of this walk. However, just in the nick of time the sun shone yesterday for the first time in 10 days, there was no rain AND no wind! So I headed to the memorial garden to see what I could find. Mostly berries again, but some interesting foliage and textures. With all the red and green it had quite a seasonal feeling.

(click on the collage to enlarge image)
George V Memorial Walk – November 29 2019
  • Row 1: Yucca with old dead leaves removed, Hebe (Veronica), Pretty (unknown) foliage, Fuchsia microphylla, Cornus stems
  •  Row 2: Robin in a pine tree¹, Ilex (Holly), Correa, Phormium (NZ Flax), Senecio greyi
  • Row 3: Cordyline australis / cabbage palm with white berries, Cotoneaster horizontalis, a crochet square², Cornus leaves, Eucalyptus tree
  • Row 4: Hebe (Veronica), Mahonia, Red berries, Bergenia cordifolia (elephant-eared saxifrage, elephant’s ears), red-flowering sage
  • Row 5: Argyranthemum, Phormium, wild Iris foetidissima, Silver-leaved plant, Euphorbia

It’s astonishing the quirky things I keep on finding in along this walk.

¹ “Robins appear when lost loved ones are near” is written on a heart shaped sign hanging in a small pine tree which is a memorial for a dearly missed Great Grandpa.

² “if this brings a smile to your face and brightens up your day, please feel free to take it home” Facebook Random Acts of Crochet Kindness. (It did make me smile but I didn’t take it home, I thought I’d rather leave it to make someone else smile)

All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 45mm f/1.8  prime lens.

And for those of you last month who were curious about the “Dummy” tree, here it is in full, though without its leaves:

The Changing Seasons | November


  1. beetleypete says:

    Another lovely burst of colour, Jude. We got some sun yesterday, and all day today. I didn’t mind the cold when it was so nice and bright.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was actually pleasantly warm here yesterday in the sunshine, but we are back to rain again today and tomorrow I think. At least I don’t have to worry about my plants getting frostbite!

  2. restlessjo says:

    No need to water up, Jude. All nicely seasonal 🙂 🙂

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Yay for days without rain and wind. Though whether I’ll be saying that by the end of the summer is another matter.
    Lovely colourful post Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The months of rain and wind just seems to get longer each year. Started in August 😞

      1. Su Leslie says:

        I feel that way about the months of humidity 😦

        1. Heyjude says:

          I must admit I don’t like humidity either, but not something we get a lot of here by the coast.

        2. Su Leslie says:

          🙂 It’s the Auckland curse.

  4. pommepal says:

    Lovely for you to get a chance to walk around in the sun and getting that great gallery of photos Jude. While I rejoice in day of storms and rain over here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, good that you have rain, but hoping the storms aren’t damaging.

      1. pommepal says:

        The winds and heat have almost soaked up what moisture the rain provided. Sigh!!! Back to watering tonight….

  5. BeckyB says:

    We’ve had three days of blue skies and no rain, what a difference it makes! Gorgeous collage xxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lucky you! Though it’s nice here at the moment.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Hope it stays nice for you, I am just nipping out to rake the next load of leaves!

  6. It does all look very festive. I can’t quite believe it’s that time of year again already.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Me neither! With a bit of luck it’ll all be over soon and I will miss it.

  7. Ah, I wondered about the crochet square so I’m glad of the explanation!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Like I said, always something different in this garden!

  8. The grass seed heads in your banner photo struck me as a bunch of brooms being held aloft.

  9. So much color in November, so I guess the rain did some good. You’re lucky to have it, since so many people in other parts are experiencing drought. Some days, it’s hard to bear though, when there is rain day after day keeping you housebound! Beautiful flowers. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      There’s rain and there’s too much rain, which has been the case here for weeks and you’re right it does cause cabin fever 😱

      1. I’m glad it finally let up! Happy December, Jude. 🙂

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