Thursday, 20 March 2014


In the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southern Africa) the Autumnal Equinox is on March 20, at 16:57 UTC, 2014. We are now progressing steadily into Autumn and the seeds and fruits have begun to ripen. Here are some of them, observed around my neighbourhood and in our garden.

The Autumn flowers have just started to appear, with the asters and Jerusalem artichokes amongst the first. The last few Summer ones are finishing blooming with the ever-reliable zinnias, hanging on for quite a few weeks yet.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
Eucalyptus caesia seedpods - "gumnuts"
Prickly pears or Indian figs, Opuntia ficus-indica
Nandina domestica berries
Malus - Crab Apple 'Golden Hornet'
Phaseolus vulgaris - string beans
Pyracantha coccinea - European species of Firethorn
Olea europaea - olives
Diospyros kaki, the exotic persimmon
Rosa spp rosehips
Aster (Michaelmas Daisy) – Crego Giant
Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flowers, persimmons and zinnias


  1. What a lot you got!
    Of course, Autumn for you, with fruit and berries.
    Growing Persimmon seems so exotic.

  2. These images are enchanted! Very exotic to me!!!

  3. Our planet is fantastic. Here in Sweden spring is waiting around the corner and over there it is autumn.

  4. You're harvesting while we're planting - what a lot of beauties. Thanks for sharing!


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