Sunday, 14 April 2013

AUTUMN IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS


AUTUMN in the Southern Highlands


Beautifully dressed in Autumn colours - the Potting Shed at Two Gates Farm

I really love Autumn and always look forward to the soft, glowing days, crisp cool nights and pretty leaf colours flurrying past and lying scattered on the green lawns.  This year at South Acres, Autumn has rather been a non-event as a result of all the rain we've had of late.   When visiting a couple of gardens over the weekend in Mittagong however,   I was able to take some photos of great Autumn colour.

The Highlands has a reputation of showing off beautifully in the Autumn.  There are many European trees planted throughout the Highlands in and around the towns of  Mittagong, Bowral, Berrima, Robertson, Burrawang  and Moss Vale.  


The golden Sycamore tree at South Acres
The Pin Oaks in the drive-way at South Acres

Entry to South Acres and Penny and Bunny in the foreground !

Lovely gateway just outside the village of Burrawang


This beautiful Nyssa next to the dam  at "Wandella" near Mittagong

These beautiful trees at Coombe Wood near Mittagong

The Golden Tulip tree at Coombe Wood

The dam at Coombe Wood


Coombe Wood again


Autumn leaves on the reflection pond at Two Gates Farm, East Kangaloon

Crisp clean lines of the Box hedges, softened by the russet tones of the Virginia climber at Two Gates Farm

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