In the town and the countryside, autumn leaves are bursting forth everywhere.
Mudgee’s main street, Church Street, is lined on both sides by Manchurian Pear trees. They’re approaching their full display of vivid shades from crimson to buttery yellow. In private gardens, visionary gardeners have created autumn displays which are enjoyed by all.
The car park in a block of flats in west Mudgee has this colourful Manchurian Pear tunnel
Out in the countryside, escapees have found a foothold and dazzle with unexpected splashes of vivid colour.
Gorgeous fiery colours in this random deciduous on the Hill End Road
The poplars, which have spread far and wide over the centuries, bring their lovely shades of yellow and gold to complement the greys and greens of our native vegetation.
Poplars looking lovely among the grasses and gum trees in this pastoral scene on the Lue Road
The river banks are scenes of autumnal tranquillity…
Cudgegong River reflects poplars near Lawson Park
Here, there and everywhere in our streetscapes, the full autumn palette is on display. From claret ash…
to Pin Oak…
Ornamental grape forms a glowing curtain…
Leaf-fall from Manchurian pear makes a magical carpet underfoot…
My favourite, this spectacular row of luminous London Plane trees on the Lue Road- a delight to all who see it.
It’s a very long row of well cared for trees- I couldn’t capture it all! Someone has worked hard to nurture these trees. I hope that person knows how much they are appreciated.
There’s more to come before the season ends. I’m looking forward to the Lombardy poplars which are just beginning to turn…in a few more weeks they will be phenomenal.
If you know the story behind the row of London Planes, I’d be very interested to hear it.
What’s looking autumnal in your part of the world?
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Happy gardening and keep cosy!
Update 16 May 2018: I have added below some photos of the foliage and bark of that unidentified deciduous tree in the featured image of this post. Tony Tomeo, I’m counting on you!