Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Images of Autumn 2 - Golden Leaves


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Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. The green leaves of summer turn a golden brown before falling from the trees and are a wonderful sight. The following photographs were taken in the Dalzell Estate in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. 

Golden leaves over the River Clyde
It was a lovely day and the leaves of this tree were highlighted by the autumn sunshine with the River Clyde in the background. The path on the left takes walkers to Adders Gill.

Tree in Autumn Colours

This tree was growing on the riverbank between Hamilton and Motherwell.

Red Japanese Maple

A Red Japanese Maple tree was growing under the bridge from the Japanese garden in the Dalzell Estate. The red leaves were very attractive and proved popular with visitors to the Estate.

Red Japanese Maple

Another view of the Red Japanese Maple tree.

Beside the Japanese Gardens

At the small bridge beside the Japanese Garden in the Dalzell Estate. The garden was created in the 1920's and have been re-developed in recent years by North Lanarkshire Council. They were modelled on a traditional Japanese garden and once boasted a copy of the Temple of Buddha at Nagasaki. The exotic Japanese maple trees are renowned for their beautiful crimson foliage in autumn as shown in the above photographs. 

Trees on the banks of the River Clyde
Along the banks of the River Clyde, the trees are displaying their Autumn colours.

Tree on riverbank beside River Clyde
In the distance a Heron sits in the autumn sun watching for fish in a small pond

Heron watching for fish in a pond
The above photographs were taken on Sunday 21st October. Many of the trees still had their leaves, but if there is any wet weather or strong winds the leaves will soon fall from the trees. Thankfully I got to see the trees in their Autumn colours as they will not hold these colours for long.

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