Sunday Stills Challenge: From this to that: Cycle of the Oak Tree

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Ed from Sunday Stills has come up with something rather different this week.  To show photos of then and now.

So here are some acorns that are starting to break open to start to germinate.

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After a about a century you get some mature oak trees such as these trees that were planted over a century ago in Oak Avenue.

I have a dental appointment today to get a tooth implant so might not be able to do much in the way of blogging. So wish me luck.  I am rather nervous as it is not like what you see on TV.  It takes several months from beginning to end.  I have been given 3 different pain killers – ouch – that tells me this is going to be painful.

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A Word a Week: Orange – Autumn Colours

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Good morning from a wet and grey Hastings.

I had this post all planned last night and then this morning I read my emails and found that this weeks Word a Week challenge is orange.  So now I can use these photos in this challenge.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-orange/

Sue showed the most amazing sunrise.

Today here in New Zealand it is the official start of winter.  So yesterday I made the most of the sunny and warm weather and headed out to take some photos of the autumn colours.  So I think all the shades of orange have come out.

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The first place I went to was Oak Avenue.  This is a short avenue lined with oak trees that were planted in 1874.  I found it hard driving up this road as it was breathtaking.

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Then on both sides of the avenue there are orchards which are just glorious at the moment.  I had to go when the sun was up at a certain angle to really get the depth of colour.  The farmers have sent their sheep in to keep the grass down among the trees.  This group took off as soon as I started to head towards them.

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Then it was off to Pakowhai Park.  The colours were breathtaking.  There was no wind and the stream was like a mirror.

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Here is another great post for this challenge by Nowathome.

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-orange/

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