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.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, MELBOURNE
MILLSWYN STREET, SOUTH YARRA . The tree was in the street where I used to live around the early 1990s.
LEAF LITTER ON THE CAR PARKED OUTSIDE MY APARTMENT
SAME STREET IN THE PREVIOUS COUPLE OF IMAGES – SOUTH YARRA
DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE WALL IN THE PREVIOUS IMAGE
THIS IS THE COBBLED BLUESTONE BACK LANE I USED TO WALK THE 2 STREET TO THE RBG. There are many streets in inner Melbourne that have cobbled bluestone laneways which is where the horse and carriages would drive in the early days of Melbourne’s settlement in post 1835.
RBG – LATE AFTERNOON ON MY WALK THROUGH THE GARDENS TO GO HOME
AUTUMN LEAVES REFLECTED IN THE ORNAMENTAL LAKE, RBG
AUTUMN LEAVES REFLECTED IN THE ORNAMENTAL LAKE, RBG. NOTE: The blue colour is actually the sky colour reflected from the lake surface
A DIFFERENT SHADE OF AUTUMN
AUTUMN LEAVES on the boardwalk outside my local pharmacy.
STEPS IN A SMALL GARDEN IN THE INNER EASTERN SUBURB OF RICHMOND
…AND OF COURSE THIS IS THE VIEW FROM MY CURRENT APARTMENT BALCONY