Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's Autumn in South East Queensland

Toowoomba (known as the as The Garden City) is the closest town to Brisbane to see the beautiful Autumn colours of deciduous trees. Last Sunday on a glorious autumn day away we visited Queen's Park where the Liquidambers and Maples were all turning bright orange and yellow.
Liqidamber styraciflua (Sweet Gum) - always the first of the deciduous trees to colour up.
A row of maples starting to turn a deep red during the early stages of Autumn.
Butter yellow leaves on a  tree I didn't recognize - so what! it looked fantastic anyway.
The garden of this very well maintaned cottage caught our eye and as we walked past the lady who owned it was working in it. I commented that she had a beautifully kept garden and a conversation soon ensued. It turned out she is an interior decorator - it really showed. The colour scheme of the house and everything about it looked so inviting.