I don’t know that I have ever lived anywhere that puts on such a vibrant display each Spring and Autumn.
The Blue Mountains puts on a spectacular palette of colour that is hard to describe. How do you describe the variety of oranges hues or the variations of red? Throw in splashes of yellows and browns.
I am late writing this post as Autumn seems to be a spectacular yet brief affair. After a long and drawn out summer that seemed never to end and has finally let go (thank goodness I hate the heat), Autumn arrived late only to be ending so soon.
Blackheath puts on one of the best Autumn displays. And if the busloads of tourists that flock here each weekend are anything to go by, then many agree with me.
There have been tourists traipsing along streets, sneaking into front yards crazily having their photos taken as they drape themselves with overhanging branches laden with colourful leaves. Standing in the middle of the road trying to get the “perfect” picture regardless of cars, and carrying fallen branches (let’s hope they didn’t break them off) back to their buses.
Start of Autumn
Colours Close to Home
And Dan and I are lucky enough to look out our window and see the seasons change and to watch the ever-changing kaleidoscope of colours.
I wonder if there will ever come a time when this becomes mundane. I am in awe each time I go out for a walk, drive down the street or come home from a day away on the coast. As I make my way up the mountain towards home, autumn colours dot the villages slowly increasing as I near home.
But Autumn is determined to go out with a bang! Orange leaves are turning into magnificent reds, a fireball of colour before Winter takes hold and strips everything bare. Bare limbs are appearing as the last of the leaves cling, the displays of colour still beautiful, but thinning and piles of leaves gathering underneath.
Smoke from chimneys drift lazily through the trees, frost is beginning to coat the ground in the early morning, and the wind bites at our heels. We have even had a slight flurry of snow. Winter is almost here.
Autumn, you were beautiful, although a little short.