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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Autumn Glory

The fiery reds of Autumn
I love the glorious colours of Autumn and was so taken with the beauty and colour of these trees when I was driving down a local street visiting a family member, I just had to stop and get out. The silver bit in the bottom right hand corner is my car. The Acer Palmatum (Japanese Maple) is one of the most beautiful trees, especially in Autumn when the leaves turn a rich, fiery orange-red. Unfortunately, the tree was so large, I wasn't able to get the whole tree in the photo. But here's another shot below -
Above: Acer Palmatum
These streets are in one of our outer suburbs not far from the Dandenongs - you can see the Dangenong Ranges in the distance at the top of this street near the main road. Photos taken 16th May this year.


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Today's Quote: God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, "Ah!" ~ Joseph Campbell

14 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh yes, it's autumn for you Down Under! And in my home country as well... Beautiful colours in the pictures.
God bless you!
Cezar

J Bar said...

mazing colour

Lesley said...

Autumn is my favourite time of year (until the colours and leaves are all gone, that is!)

oh look, word verification is 'pretty'!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Even though my son lives in the Southern Hemisphere (Buenos Aires), it always seems strange to have the seasons reversed. Fall colors in May, winter in July. In Central America, it does not make much difference.

Jenn said...

I love the warm colors of autumn too. Too bad that I don't live in a place that has 4 seasons. I'd probably go crazy taking photos as well. Great captures.

B SQUARED said...

Still have a hard time with the seasons being opposite of ours.

Davine said...

Beautiful Autumn leaves. One year I intend to get up to Bright ad see Autumn in all it's glory.

Leif Hagen said...

Glorious Autumn trees and their lovely red colors!

Anonymous said...

My fave time of year is May, but the colours are not as glorious red like your pic.

diane said...

fabulous colour. We have very few autumn trees. But then we don't have freezing weather.

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous reds!
We in the northern hemisphere tend to forget that when its summer here, it is autumn heading to winter there - thanks for the reminder!

Jacob said...

I do miss these kinds of colors in central Florida...at least we have a change of seasons (unlike South Florida) and some leaves change but they aren't as dramatic or beautiful as these.

Bergson said...

fantastic shot
hear it's more heat

indicaspecies said...

Beautiful. Autumn colors are my fav of the seasons!

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.