Colour in autumn preceeds a late May cold snap

Posted by barbara on May 30, 2017

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Leura Mall, Blue Mountains

 

In the lead up to winter, one of the delights of cooling temperatures are their visual impact on introduced deciduous trees, that is species not native to Australia. In keeping with their Northern Hemisphere origins, they shed their leaves as the temperatures drop, unlike the majority of home grown Australian bushland species that have flushes of colour but retain their leaves.

 

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Vivid Katoomba colours, approaching Echo Point

 

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Echo Point colours, late May 2017

 

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Farmland north of Bathurst on the road to the tiny townships of Wattle Flat and Sofala


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Deciduous willows, contentious as their presence, brighten up the autumnal landscape north of Bathurst on the Sofala Road


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Deciduous poplars near the end of their seasonal 'turn'


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An unusually vivid understorey plant embraces the approaching winter


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Even the blanket fog can't dampen gorgeous autumn colours on the Bridle Track to Hill End


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Roadside vegetation adopts an autumn glow 

 

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Award winning visual artist Louise Lavarack's 'Grand Plan' (2001) installed at Narkoola, Blackheath in 2014

 

What can compare with the enchanting juxtaposition of Narkoola's deciduous plantings and this eyecatching engaging visual installation.

 

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