There is a definite nip in the air in the mornings, and now that extra hour of Daylight Saving has stopped the evenings are certainly getting darker much earlier. We still have nice fine days but the changing season is making it’s presence felt. It looks like someone has been out and about painting the trees in Autumn colours, as there are some lovely shades of red, orange and yellow on display. This glorious specimen is growing in the public gardens surrounding the Council buildings.
Our New Zealand native trees are all evergreen, so it is only the “exotics” from the Northern Hemisphere planted in public places and home gardens which lose their leaves here in Autumn, and our hillsides are always clothed in green.