BeckysPhotoChallenge, Life at No.22, Photography

July Squares – A Winter’s Perspective

The shortest day in New Zealand has passed, and whatever winter has already dealt to us we have the rest of July and August to look forward too or not if Mother Nature has her way and continues to be unpredictable in her fury. At the very least, we start to notice our days are getting longer.
Moment by moment, they are stretched out.
Funnily enough, they go by for weeks before we become aware of the changes. It is unnoticeable and similar to the subtle changes in our gardens. Most gardeners watch with baited breathe for changes to occur, then that magical moment arrives. Flowers via bulbs and blossoms on trees are beginning to bloom, and so has the days with both being received with much delight. We get to stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.
Optimistically we could surmise that Spring is nearly here.

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July Squares

39 thoughts on “July Squares – A Winter’s Perspective”

  1. Oh Wow! I absolutely love the top 3 shots of the snow covered trees, just beautiful and of course the others are gorgeous too. I do find it strange how you are looking toward Spring and we are in our summer heading for winter πŸ™‚

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    1. Cheers Wendy, the misty mornings in the UK and France were a treat, and at least the houses were always warm with central heating over there. Well, the ones we were responsible for were heated. I must admit photos are more interesting in unfavourable weather πŸ™‚

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      1. oh I know, I feel so sorry for those places that are completely reliant on tourism . . .although at the same time maybe this is the wake up call that we should rely on something so environmentally unfriendly

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    1. I think the optimum temperature is in the 20’s [degrees] not too cold, not too hot, just right πŸ™‚ We have experienced high 30’s and mid 40’s and they were a challenge!

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  2. Hi, Suzanne – Our summer has been very, very late in arriving. This past week has been the first warm, dry week that we have had. I wonder if Vancouver Islanders will be allowed to request a doover? It only seems fair!
    Love your photos and your thoughts behind them!

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    1. Hi Donna, yes our summer can start in the second month. The weather can be unpredictable with temperatures high one day and low the next. Roll with the punches so the saying goes πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks Liesbet. The clematis which is a climber blooms in late winter early spring onwards. It was an indication of me being optimistic :-). The sun is now shining and less windy.

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