I usually share this same series of Autumn images, made back in May 2014, every year, as they’re such a lovely display of Autumn colour.
Most of these trees would be English or European trees planted back in the early settlement of the area.
The hills overlooking the eastern suburbs of Melbourne are called The Dandenong Ranges and include several National Parks, many local and wholesale plant nurseries, small and large spectacular residential gardens and homes. Small and large market gardens, particularly berry farmers, are located in and on the other side of these hills.
Much of the area was milled for building materials in the 1930s, but still provides lush fern forests and protected national parks in the current day.
My younger brother took me to this tiny park on the way home from a stay in the country specifically so I could photograph the Autumn colour.
I have to be honest and say I’m not familiar with any Australian indigenous trees which change colour in Autumn, but I’m sure there must be some.
I was ‘cruising’ through my archives last night looking for Autumn.
The image below, made in the nearby Pipemaker’s Park in Maribyrnong, is probably my all-time favourite image.
Made on the 13th April, 2017, mid-afternoon, it was one of those right time, right place images in which the brilliant Autumn afternoon sun back-lit some of the Autumn Leaves on this old arbor perfectly.
I have literally hundreds of Autumn leaf images so here’s a select few. I’ll include a few more in the next post.