Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello Shortest Day

Tonight is the Winter Solstice here in New Zealand, making this the shortest day and tonight the longest night.  It takes about a month for us to notice that the days are getting longer, but there is a psychological boost when you know that the Shortest Day has passed.  In the South Island, particularly right down south where I now live, we have many very dull, cold, dreary days when the sun doesn't shine.  This time last year, I was in France, and missed 2 months of winter.  This year, I have to suck it up and be here.

The up side of winter (and there IS one) is that I was able to take these photos of roses in the Queens Park gardens -

These are the images I have chosen for my final Photography 1 asssignment, have printed them out at 8" x 10" size.  They are being exhibited (along with my classmates' photos) on the ground floor of our campus building.  Apparently, the exhibition is attracting favourable comments from staff and students.


Nancy J said...

Lovely colours that combine so well with the frosting.What is the main subject after this? Today a monarch butterfly landed on the washing,then clung to my hand.I wonder where the tree is for their winter hibernation.Hope to post some photos tomorrow.
Cheers to you in the far south, Jean

Doespins said...

Brrrr beautiful photos but very chilly. How's the course going?
I know what you mean about wanting to get past the shortest day even though we know there's still plenty of winter weather to come.

Leeann said...

Beautiful photos I was going to say they are the best yet but it seems you agree as they are being exhibited! I'm glad that I live in Northland as I hate frost and snow! Up here I'm freezing when it goes down to 15C.

verobirdie said...

I like those frosted pictures, especially the last two.
Spending May in Australia last year made my winter particularly long :-) the year just did not seemed right...

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos Shirley! I don't envy you the frost that must have attracted you to the flowers though.
Keep up the good work.
Margaret M