Seasons of Colour – March, Autumn


I am up in my house in Castlemaine, enjoying the lovely autumn weather, this in the best time of year in Central Victoria. I am having a lazy afternoon drawing in the sun on my bed with the French windows open. It really doesn’t get better than this.


Doing well so far and have already completed March’s drawing.

All at once the seasons have turned. Autumn arrived almost instantly. The weather cooled, the nights became almost frosty and the clear sunny days of autumn are here. This is my favourite time of year. It is still warm and sunny, but the burning heat is gone. We have a long, slow descent into winter. Everything seems to relax and breath a sigh of relief to have the heat of February behind us.

I saw this pea vine wrapping around and through an old palling fence. The bright orange flowers against the weathered grey was such a striking colour combination. The leaves have not turned yet, but here is a splash of autumn orange.



6 responses to “Seasons of Colour – March, Autumn

  1. Healthy Harriet


  2. Love the page with the swatches and your calligraphy, it makes such a complete image. It is nice to be heading into autumn, although we are still having warm, humid days in Sydney, but the change is increasing every day.

  3. Funny to hear you talking about your descent into Autumn, we are at the turn of the year too – but we are looking forward to warmer days and longer nights, to Spring! There is now so much coming out in the garden it is difficult to decide what to draw next. I love your drawing, it looks so fluid and easy on the page, and I love the way your whole sketchbook page is complete in itself. Off into the garden now, weeds wait for no man!

    • Yes, it is strange with opposite seasons, but another northern hemisphere blogger and I have agreed to live vicariously through each other’s summer, so it works to everyone’s advantage. Enjoy your spring! Karen

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