Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Black and white - with a touch of colour

©20915 Barry Smith - Battle between light and dark - from Treehaven Way
This morning had that black and white look about it - very little colour showing in the valley. Even the light looking to the east as I walked Treehaven Way had a somber look about it.

©2015 Barry Smith - Soft greys for the morning
©2015 Barry Smith - Bare tree, birds and shifting dark clouds
As I walked I thought many of the plants were beginning to show their winter form - flowers gone and seeds, brambles, pine needles and cones left behind.

©2015 Barry Smith - Branch-bramble sculpture
©2015 Barry Smith - Twigs
©2015 Barry Smith - Seeds
©2015 Barry Smith - Pine needles and cone
Though there were still quite a lot of colour, I thought there were an unusual number of white blossoms about.

©2015 Barry Smith - Daisy?
©2015 Barry Smith - White bougainvillea
I was greeted by the black and white Magpie family that 'owns' the far end of Treehaven Way.

©2015 Barry Smith - Striding confidently and purposefully
I collected a few of the cones and left them near the book stack at the Fiona's studio door - starting to prepare for the cold days when she will need a fire in the shed.

©2015 Barry Smith - Nature's fire starters - pine cones
Even on walks nature  can suggest colour themes for us. But I have to leave with a photo of our last rose - I know I said that before but this bush just surprises.

©2015 Barry Smith - Last rose off the season????


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