Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Colour

I managed to get out for two walks this weekend - one on Saturday that yielded yesterdays Future Fossil, and one on Sunday around the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

Both walks were in perfect autumn weather - clear blue skies, crystal clear air and temperatures in the high teens - what more could you ask for.

This was the first weekend when the autumn colours were to the fore.  None of these pictures are of native plants, but I can forgive them this for the colour they bring.

And another thing I like, is that if it is autumn with me, it must be spring for many of the people who visit this blog - it seems you have had a long winter!




You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

30 comments:

Andrea Priebe said...

I love fall colors, but having had that long, cold winter you referred to, I am glad it is your fall colors I am looking at. Beautiful pictures Stewart and still more color that we have here. It is rainy and still very brouwn outside ... Spring wears many cloaks and this years will not win any prizes from me. Have a wonderful week ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

cobie en bas van Es said...

heel mooi om deze kleuren zo te tonen.

Montanagirl said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. And yes, it's supposed to be spring here, the optimum word being "supposed". We had 32 degrees again this morning. Such a cold spring for us! No blooms yet.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful fall color!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's so much fun to see the Autumn colors from your side of the world while enjoying the Spring from over here. (And here in Florida ... it is just summer. Pretty much all the time.)

ladyfi said...

What luminous leaves - just lovely! Spring is exploding over here. Atchoo!

Marcia said...

So strange to be looking a fall colored leaves when I'm waiting for spring colored leaves to make their full appearance.

Revrunner said...

I sure like the colors in that last photo, especially.

Linda W. said...

Nice colors! Yes, we are getting spring colors, while you are getting fall colors. Both seasons are equally beautiful.

thewovenspoke said...

Fall is a favorite time for me also. Spring is here and we did have one day of cold this weekend. The weather predictions is that in about 4 days it will be in the 80-90's! Beautiful shots Stewart, enjoy!

Brian King said...

I tend to forget that our seasons are opposite. We are indeed coming out of a long winter. Beautiful fall color there, though!

Karen said...

Great shots of the Autumn foliage in the Botanical Gardens. We are still having quite warmish weather here for late Autumn.

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, beautiful fall colors. It is just beginning to turn green here. Have a happy week!

Carole M. said...

nice to see your Autumn colours Stewart; it is my favourite time of year

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful Fall colors! I can almost feel the crispness in the air!! Great shots for the day, Stewart!! Have a great week!

Christian WeiƟ said...

Great colors and funny to see your Autumn.

Cynthia said...

I love fall and I love the colors in the third photo. We have snow predicted for tomorrow morning -- AGAIN!

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful Stewart. Fall is my favourite season. I also love the red in the maple trees.

Jen said...

Nice fall colors. I hope your coming winter is not as miserable as ours was.

Stephanie said...

Pretty colors of Autumn.

Irma said...

Beautiful autumn photos, Stewart.
The last picture is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

Rick Watson said...

I'm on the other side of the planet so it's spring here, but autumn color is my favorite. Your photos are beautiful.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ya think the color is our reward for weathering the heat of summer?

Nice, tight shots.

Bob Bushell said...

They are special, the colouring of their leaves is fantastic, well done to you Stewart.

Dave said...

Nicely done Stewart.
Good post with great but simple images, love the third one.
Dave

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Lovely colors and beautiful pictures...but I am happy that we enjoy a warm spring now! I have had enough of the old and dark days!
Have a good week !

Irene said...

Gorgeous colors ... the fall is beautiful. But I'm happy about spring right now. Finally the trees are green again :)

Irene, Norway

jeannettestgermain said...

Beautiful capture of fall leaves! Yes, am very happy winter is finally over, and in California the poppies are blooming on the hill sides:)

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful coloured foliage.

Naquillity said...

such rich, red, fall color... beautiful... yes, it's spring here and i'm enjoying it greatly as the winter was quite harsh this year. hope all is well.