Winter – Lens Artists Challenge #107

‘Seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry’ 

Frosty start.

Ann-Christine hosts the final Lens-Artists Seasons challenge this week, winter. We are right in the middle of winter and it’s about this time I can hardly wait for spring to arrive. I live in a temperate zone and winters are mild compared to those some of you have. We don’t have snow but we do get a lot of rain and we look forward to a frosty start that usually heralds a fine sunny day.


In winter the birds slow down and can be easier to photograph especially when they’re raiding the last of the persimmons like this bellbird/korimako. Or this fluffed up wood pigeon/kereru trying to keep warm in a kowhai tree on a drizzly day.

Rain, rain go away….

‘Leaves are brown, now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter’

The garden is a bit bleak and soggy but the camellias are blooming, ever optimistic that spring is nearly here and without winter there would be no sweet daphne perfume .

Daphne odora.

There would be no cosy fires, no snuggling under the bed covers, no respite from the rush, rush, rush of warmer seasons and no excuse to wear merino possum woollies.

Mid winter serenity on Ohiwa Harbour.

Our Eastern location is protected from the worst of the winter weather, the freezing South Westerlies and the sea inside the Bay of Plenty is often calmer at this time of year. So is Ohiwa Harbour, a favourite place for fishing or just being.

Thank you Ann-Christine for the winter challenge.

The quotes are lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel’s A Hazy Shade of Winter.




  1. Beautiful choices from your lovely country, Wendy – love the birds. Daphne is wonderful in our spring too. And Simon and Garfunkel were the giants of my youth.

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  2. Excellent photos. Well done!
    “All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
    And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
    I’ve been for a walk (I’ve been for a walk)
    On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)”
    –California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas

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