Sunday, 31 October 2010

Autumn colour

Victoria plum and Stella cherry trees in veg garden
It really has been a corker of an autumn this year. I don't know what the weather conditions are that make it so, but this year every field and hedgerow is ablaze with wonderful reds, and golds. Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, is only a few miles from here, and I often visit at this time of year to see their amazing display of autumn colours, which is predominantly provided by the collection of Acers. You can see some of them from the road as you drive by, even without going in, and lovely as they are I have to confess that this year, the display along the A419 as I was driving from Swindon to Cirencester the other day seemed almost as good! And all our own wonderful native plants. Unfortunately the local police take a dim view of people trying to take photos whilst driving by, not to mention the blur factor, so I can't show it to you, but I have every reason to believe that many other parts of the UK has had similar displays. Even my wisteria looks a picture with its leaves turning a greeny gold.
Enjoy it while it lasts though, as a couple of days of gusty autumn winds will sweep it all away in a big russetty carpet.
 

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors! Much better than here, where I live, but we had a drought here this summer and you had rain, maybe that's the ticket.

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  2. You are right, the colours are amazing this year. I was about to do my blog with autumn colours when I saw you had done one - never mind will still do mine :-) Diane

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  3. Oh, your wisteria is lovely! I love the colors of Fall. Just wish that they lasted longer.

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  4. Even though I don't want summer to end every year I do like autumn colours. My wisteria is still green and has about a dozen blooms, crazy year that's for sure.

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