Autumn In Winter

On a digit-tingling icy cold morning, where the surface of every water container reflected bright sunshine

I took a brief walk around the garden where the seed heads of cordyline Australis accompanied new buds of rhododendrons;

resilient ornamental grasses vied with spent hydrangeas;

columns of shadows including those of a stout rose stem on the orange shed door and a string of small watering cans against the kitchen wall decorated flat areas.

Lichen lingered on sculptures of Summer and Autumn somewhat out of season.

This evening we all dined on spicy piri-piri chicken and Jackie’s savoury rice with which she finished the sauvignon blanc and I finished the cabernet carménère.


    1. Thank you very much, Dale. I was very pleased with that one – the surrounding bobbles looking like snowflakes

  1. Ooh, brr! Not a good morning for a bird to bathe! Ha!
    I love the shadows on the walls (and doors) photos! 🙂 “Shadow(s) on the wall” makes me think of a few songs.
    Your photos of Summer and Autumn, in their lichen-wear, are so beautiful! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I’m glad you managed to tour the garden despite the chill. I will be glad when the temperature rises and the ice melts.

  3. The garden scenes are beautiful, Derrick and Jackie! We finally got real winter here early this week. All the ice has finally melted now, and we were able to get out of the driveway yesterday.

  4. You know how I love walking your garden. Thank you for vicariously taking me there. I especially enjoyed today the Lichen that lingered on the fixtures. Lovely! Have a warm Sunday! We’re sending love ???? to you & Jackie.

  5. I love the rose stem shadow, Derrick. That’s a clever shot. I’m intrigued by your hydrangea holding on to its leaves. Mine are stripped bear of any foliage, simply sporting buds and a few brown flowers from the summer.

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