Monday, 14 May 2012

Our World Tuesday - Victoria Avenue


Australia’s forests are dominated by gum trees – eucalyptus trees – and while these are splendidly beautiful trees, they do not loss their leaves in autumn and so they do not put on a show of colour.
To find the autumn colours that come with the cooler days and longer nights you have to look for trees imported from elsewhere.

Victoria Avenue in Canterbury puts on one of the best displays of autumn leaves near my house.  I pass this street when I drive home – although it unfortunate that I the days I walk home it’s a bit off the beaten track.
I happened to have a camera with me as I was coming home last week, so I pulled into the street to take a few pictures.  I think I may have been a week or so late for the maximum colours – but the street was hardly shabby!


I can’t help but wonder what these street trees do to the value of the houses they shade.  And secondly, I can’t help but wonder on the hell you would get a removal van into the street should you ever need to leave or move in!
You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.
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Enjoy the pictures.

22 comments:

subbu said...

wow! it must be fabulous drive through these street... Beautiful lanes under yellow haven.

Arija said...

Victoria Avenue certainly is a beautiful street any time of the year.
Our autumn leaves have been late in showing colour. many of them fell before they had chance.

Arija said...

'course it does, I've loved it for over 50 years. We often drive by when we are in Melb.

EG CameraGirl said...

The street is pretty lined with the colourful trees but it truly is narrow, isn't it?

Sylvia K said...

Victoria Avenue is a beautiful street indeed and I love those golden trees! Terrific autumn captures for the day, Stewart! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

love the golden street! :)

Gary said...

Beautiful golden colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

darlin said...

Beautiful shots Stewart, this sure reminds me of Autumn back home...I think that I have a home still! lol Cheers.

Jim said...

Beautiful autumn colours.

ladyfi said...

What golden leafy wonder!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful autumn images you show from Australia.
I like all seasons, but I love autumn, with the gylde colors.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Fun60 said...

You certainly managed to find some great autumnal shots.

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

I wounder how is that, autumn in May. hope to visit once your side of the world to see and feel upside-down seasons. although I would prefer to come there when we have winter in Europe ;))

jeannette said...

The leaves as well as the bark of the trunk echo the end, before going into winter. Great captures Stewart! Have a happy week:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are gorgeous -- I didn't know that you had no native deciduous trees -- looks like the imports are doing beautifully.

Hilary said...

What a beautiful perspective. I can't say I miss autumn, now that we're just enjoying our spring but there's no denying its beauty.. which you've captured here.

Thanks for you visit to my blog. Always nice to see a new face. :)

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots. I do love autumn and I like the smell of eucalyptus.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the colors of that avenue. :)

NixBlog said...

Autumn is lovely, is it not?

Míriam Luiza said...

Caminha sob este telhado amarelo deve ser muito bom! Lindo! Amei as fotos!

Valerie said...

Have only just caught up with your post from last week Stewart (painting my home - amongst other things - has preoccupied my time and energies!). Wonderful, golden captures - thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

OH MY!!! Thanks for directing me to this. This is one of the streets I remember from the first 24 years of my life along with the beautiful display we had in our own large yard/property.
What a stunning display of Autumn.