29 October 2011

Autumn .. my favourite time of year

On my side of the world, we're currently into Spring, but Autumn has long been the season I look forward to the most.  It being always, a welcome respite from searing Summers.  Because of our climate here, the only real colour change I can enjoy in my own garden, comes from some the crepe myrtles.

A trip way down south though to Buchan Caves, in Victoria/Australia, offered these three lovely photo opportunities.  Remembering the quietness, and being aware of a gentle breeze every now and then.  A rustle, and the magical play of colourful leaves slowly drifting to the ground, as if suspended by tiny parachutes. 




Looking up into a beautiful Ginkgo tree, growing in the Japanese Gardens, Adelaide, Sth. Australia


Finally a vibrant red maple, at Mt. Wilson, in the Blue Mountains, just two hours from Sydney, N.S.W.


Linking to How Sweet The Sound,  for Pink Saturday.



17 comments:

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Gorgeous pics and such beautiful colors.

Ann said...

Pretty pictures, pretty leaves! I'm not a big fan of autumn because I spend it dreading the oncoming frigid winter. Pretty silly of me - I should just enjoy the fact that it's no longer humid.

Tina´s PicStory said...

congratulation to weekend flowers! :)

lisa said...

We are in autum here Carole, and last night we had our first snowfall. Not very much, but it is very, very cold here.
Love these wonderful autumn photographs.
Have a great weekend!

Carletta said...

I LOVE the colored dangling leaves in the first image and the last image is a beautiful composition of fall color!

Nick said...

It's funny, I've never thought of Australia having autumn :) From your beautiful photographs I see you have...wonderful!

"Thank you Carole"

Jan n Jer said...

Your Autumn is pretty much like ours here in the USA. All the same beautiful colors. wish we were going into spring here instead of winter. We are getting our first snowfall in Oct since 1925..4-8inches. I feel like our Autumn has been cut short! ~sigh!!!!

Nadege, said...

Beautiful autumn colors, the best season I feel.
Great images, I love your first and last the most.

Cindy said...

All of your photos are beautiful! I especially like the last one ~ we don't get very many reds in our part of the USA, mostly yellows, golds and orange. Nice to meet you!
Cindy

Judy said...

I love the third shot - the pink tinge makes it seem so gentle!

Ebie said...

Beautiful color mixes among your maple tree.

Autumn is my favorite season!

Jan Castle said...

Great colors...looks just like Salem this time of year (even tho' we are in Florida right now visiting family.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Diana said...

Love those photos - we don'thave a lot of color in the Valley of the Sun - the desert in AZ - I thought it was spring in AUS

Sarah said...

I love the analogy to parachutes...how beautiful!

I would like to invite you to my weekend linkup. It involves anything related to homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! I know you'd be a great addition to the party!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Fun With This and That said...

Fall is so pretty the picture are very nice.Laura

Bridget Larsen said...

Have you been travelling to all these places in Australia to photograph? Absolutely gorgeous place we live in dont we?

Geke said...

I only like fall when the sun shines and the beautiful fall colors are showing off. Fall here is often rainy and windy but this year it was like an Indian Summer with quite some sunny and mild days. Looking at your Gingko tree photo, there was a gorgeous Gingko tree on my way to town, full of the brightest yellow color. Wished I had my camera with me. When I passed by a few days later, most of the leaves had fallen...
Your photo's are beautiful.