I mentioned in my previous post that most of my photography these days is views from the veranda of the big house, where I’ve lived for 3 years. These photos are proof. Yesterday I suddenly noticed that Alfred’s Arches, the arched walkway of Pusy Willow (Salix caprea) to the right of the big lawn, was donning its brief display of yellow, and below it the Crepe Myrtle or Pride of India (and right now the scientific name escapes me) is putting on a spectacular show. In addition the thicket of the species rose Rosa rugosa is also turning a rich yellow.
This morning was the first really wintery morning, although still we have not had frost, and a mist was drawn off the cold earth by the warming sun. Result: spectacular light on the big bluegum – and in fact the whole of the valley. Fetch camera, snap, and return to my work.