autumn in the suburbs


Here in Australia we don’t get the spectacular shows of colour with the advent of autumn that are seen in the northern hemisphere as most of our native trees are evergreens. It is therefore a rare treat to see these displays, mostly in suburban gardens, of introduced deciduous varieties.

So it was a delight when I woke a couple of days ago to a wonderful misty morning which transformed into a glorious, sparkling autumn day, making those changing colours glow. Some trees however had succumbed to their winter dormancy of twiggy lattices, a skeletal framework against the clear sky.

What a joy!

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