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Look at those hips!

Here are some more photos of the rose hips from my trip to the Pauatahanui Burial Ground yesterday.
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My own personal fly-over!

Today I went back to the Pauatahanui Burial Ground to photograph the rose-hips.

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I became aware of bird calls and across the skyline flew a flock of Canadian Geese. They headed out over the Pauatahanui Inlet.
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For some reason they then looped back and headed straight over me in the rose garden.

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In a remarkable turn of luck I snapped this photograph as they passed overhead.

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My own personal fly-over certainly lifted my spirits for the day.

Seasonal confusion?

I went about my garden yesterday and took some photos. What became obvious to me was that some plants were not yet going into late autumn mode thanks to the warm, dry weather we have been experiencing for a few weeks now.

I could only find one rose-hip where normally there are many by now and a small patio rose has put on new leaf and lo and behold has new flower buds.

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But the Smoke bush is in full autumn colour from yellow, to orange, to red, to deep crimson and its leaves are falling in the breezy conditions this week.

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And the Cotoneaster has its berries swelling and deepening into bright red. They are not ripe enough yet for the birds but I am watching for the feast to begin.
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Many of the deciduous trees look dry-leaved but are not turning their vibrant colours because our nights have not been cold and crisp yet.

And just to confuse things a little further the small kowhai bushes are busy flowering.
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