10 June, 2011

Autumn colours

Autumn blueberry

It has to be said that in general Auckland doesn't do autumn colours very well, and this year has been particularly bad since it was the warmest May on record and June seems to be heading that way too. However, our two blueberries came up trumps this year, perhaps they actually like warm, humid, drizzly and overcast weather!

Autumn blueberry

It's particularly foul out at the moment, so I'll just stare at these pictures and remember the lovely foggy morning yesterday when I took these. Hazel's school put down a hāngi for lunch today, hope the rain doesn't affect it too much. I wondered if they'd even get it lit this morning to be honest, but they were meant to be doing it at 5am so may have beat the rain. The smoke certainly smelled lovely this morning when we arrived! I'm pretty of jealous of the kids actually, it's such good food! Or kai I should say :)


  1. Christina GilmanJune 14, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Yay for you for getting these colors.  I always seem to miss the blueberries going all red in the fall.  Do you suppose that your abnormally warm autumn has anything to do with our abnormally cold spring???

  2. I have sometimes wondered about that kind of connection, there's probably something to it. I think we're coming out of a La Nina phase, not sure what effect (if any) that has in the northern hemisphere as opposed to down here.

  3. Christina GilmanJune 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    One of our local news outlets recently ran an obituary for La Nina:


  4. Cute! Sounds like we knew what we were talking about.

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