The mellow honeyed tones of an autumn afternoon in the front garden.
This is the same view 3 and a half months ago, in early February. How things change.
Over the course of autumn the cercis ‘forest pansy’ leaves have slowly turned the colour of liquid honey.
While the cotinus ‘velvet cloak’ keeps getting redder and oranger.
I am enjoying the view of autumn through the living room window. It’s difficult to capture, but here you get a glimpse of the cotinus behind the apple tree, and the 2 lagerstoemia ‘biloxi’ trees on the nature strip, behind the feijoa hedge.
They will be beautiful autumn trees when they’ve grown – their leaves have turned the exact same burnt orange of the helenium ‘dark beauty’ flowers in the front garden, which by the way just won’t quit:
Meanwhile, out the back:
The boston ivy leaves on the brick wall are turning yellow, orange, red and purple.
We’ve had a lot of rainy overcast weather of late, but when the sun comes out it is still and warm and completely magical.
And best of all, I’ve been eating these: