Thursday, May 18, 2006

Well and truly Autumn... late

Well it is a couple of months late into the southern hemisphere's autumn, but I've been enjoying taking photographs of Melbourne's autumn leaves.

As usual these are the leaves of exotic trees, which turn somewhat red, yellow, golden or bronze – or just plain brown – before they fall off and create a rather lovely carpet on the grass, or clog up our drains.

As antipixel noted last summer, Australia's native trees tend to shed their bark in the heat of summer, rather than their leaves in the cold of autumn and winter the way European trees do.

And possible add fuel to (bush) fires.



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