Sunday, April 17, 2011
M is for Morning Mists
Because the native bush and most native trees are evergreen, but not of the coniferous type, the countryside never looks bare. Only occasionally do you come across imported deciduous trees that turn an autumn colour and lose their leaves. Even Maples manage to hang onto their leaves in some areas, for some reason. Added to the native trees that manage to stay green, there are huge swathes of pine forests, pine being a crop here that matures in just 30 years. So, in the middle of winter, apart from it being colder, the countryside and forests areas still look very green. Only the morning mists and the cooling temperatures to remind you that winter is on the way.