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Autumn Colours

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Jalima1108 Fri 09-Nov-18 20:33:27

We were driving today through some countryside with the most spectacular autumn colours on the trees. There were perhaps not many of the vivid reds that predominate in New England, but lovely British colours ranging from a lemon yellow through to a beautiful reddish bronze.
It must be a result of the very hot summer building up the sugars in the leaves. The colours have been very good but today they seemed intense and exceptional - just before rain and blustery winds may bring most of the leaves down from the trees.

I hope everyone has managed to see autumn's glory this year.

silverlining48 Fri 09-Nov-18 20:34:42

It is beautiful this year.

M0nica Fri 09-Nov-18 20:42:19

Yes, I have noticed - but only in the last week. Until then all the trees we saw were green going yellow or had just gone green-brown-leaves dropping off.

When I think back, I always think of trees being as they are now in late September-October and really shows how Global Warming is affecting us.

lemongrove Fri 09-Nov-18 20:46:27

Yes, driving around the countryside you notice all the great Autumn colours, really lovely this year.
This is a cotinus ‘Grace’ in our garden at the moment.

Jalima1108 Fri 09-Nov-18 20:50:30

Thanks for the photo lemongrove; I kept thinking that I should have taken my camera with me

Jalima1108 Fri 09-Nov-18 21:02:17

Not my photos, but similar to what we saw today:

Jalima1108 Fri 09-Nov-18 21:04:24

The trees were in full leaf in mid October 1987 when we had the hurricane, that's apparently why so many trees came down.

GabriellaG54 Fri 04-Jan-19 15:25:40

This photo was taken in the Trossachs.
I've been watching the BBC series 'This Farming Life' and gasp at some of the scenery (Scotland)
Nature takes our breath away at every turn if we stop gawping at our mobiles and see the beauty around us.
I took the sunset one a few months ago and no, it hasn't been re-touched. The colours are dazzling.