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Late Autumn

In some areas of the Northern Hemisphere it is already snowing, but other places it is still very much Autumn. This is why I think I haven’t really missed the Autumn posting yet.

I am not originally from a 4 season country and that is why I am so fascinated with Autumn. Last year, I arrived in England early November 2015, practically in the middle of Autumn, but somehow Autumn was not as strong as this year, where I have witnessed it right from the very beginning, where gradually the leaves turn from green to yellow and then brown before they finally drop.

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45 minutes outside the city of Bristol where we live, is the National Arboretum, a place/facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition – similar to a Botanical Garden, but bigger and not necessarily well manicured as Botanical Garden.  It’s the Westonbirt Arboretum, This is the place that I have learned about deciduous trees, the trees where leaves fall in Autumn and then grow again in Spring.

This Arboretum has a great collection of Acer trees, from many different countries and are the type of tree with interesting shape of leaves and especially in Autumn they turn colour into a very vibrant Autumn colour.

As you can guess, Acer is my favourite tree and it comes with variety of acers, including the famous Maple tree and the not so famous red leaf Acer Palmatum which has amost 4000 variations in the world.

Yes, the Westonbirt Arboretum becomes more interesting as a place to visit in Autumn, just to enjoy the nature and the colourful scenery as on a popular day (not even weekends) there could be 10,000 visitors on single day.  I can not imagine what happens at weekends…. and all those visitors are just because they want to see Autumn.

However, back in the city, it doesn’t means that Autumn is any less interesting, as this is what happens:

Leigh Wood

Leigh Woods, mostly still green in early October, but some Autumn colour is already there

I love to look at bed of leaves

I love to look at a bed of fallen leaves

People call this time of year as Autumn, but winter chill is also here or even in some parts of the world there is already snow.

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I used to live as an expat and travel around the Middle East. After 10 years working in the Arabian Gulf I am now retired and living in the UK with my British husband but still retain my interests of further travels and exploring new horizons in Europe.

7 Comments

  1. hani nandana

    Although I prefer “spring” to autumn, but I must admit that autumn is an interesting time of the year, very very picturesque…….in fact I have a collecction of autumn leaves which I gathered while in Vienna. You should see the Wienerwald during autumn (Vienna Forest) if you have the chance visit Vienna – best time of the year and the wine is superb…..

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  2. Autumn itu cantik banget ya mbak. Suka aku. Seneng banget kemarin jalan2 bisa liat warna2 daun yang cantik di musim autumn. Di Jakarta nggak ada, hehehe….

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