Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Found Fall!

After lamenting the absence of fall colours here in Wellington, I'm pleased to say that I have now seen some lovely red and gold leaves just up the road in the Hutt Valley.

Taking advantage of a lovely autumn day on Sunday, G and I went for a stroll along the recreational trail that follows the Hutt River. The trail was pretty busy, full of people walking their dogs, riding their bikes, riding horses (there's an equestrian school nearby) and generally strolling as we were.

We spotted these trees in a park and went to investigate. Clearly they are imported, and I think the reddish ones may have been oak. Not sure about the yellow one. Strangely, we also saw eucalyptus trees on our walk, which are also not naturally occurring in New Zealand.
So our walk, while not very adventurous, has at least fulfilled my seasonal needs.


Determinist said...

We also found fall between Napier and Hastings - lovely red and orange and lots of yellow.

Even though it's almost winter here, the trees seem to think it's early fall - what's with that? ;-)

Maple Kiwi said...

Don't say it's almost winter, I'm happily in denial!!!