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Natural Beauty: Autumn Colours

March 19, 2017
Autumn colours

Autumn colours

 

It is coming into Autumn in Australia. Living in Brisbane, Australia is such a wonderful lifestyle.  The weather is good with sunshine year round and the winters are mild.  However, I sometimes would love to live in a place where the seasons are more defined.

I do love Autumn in Brisbane because there is a feeling of ‘softness’ and freshness after the heat of summer.  The  mornings and evenings are deliciously crisp and cool with gorgeous blue sky,  It certainly makes running easier and cooler and life in general just that little more pleasant.

I absolutely adore the autumnal colours as the leaves on the trees change colour.  We don’t have many of those in Brisbane so you don’t really experience the gorgeous colours of orange, russet and gold as leaves change and fall.

I’ve visited the North America several times and always during the Autumn – or ‘Fall’ as my U.S. friends like to call it. I have indulged my passion for the ‘Fall’ colours.  In fact’, there are tours showcasing the beauty of ‘Fall’ which I would recommend.

So I’d like to share some of my photos of Brisbane in Autumn and contrast them with the gorgeous changing of the seasons on my visits to Washington, New York and Prince Edward Island – famous for being the home of  ‘Anne of Green Gables’.

AUTUMN IN BRISBANE – GREEN FOLIAGE, BLUE SKIES, CRISP MORNINGS AND EVENINGS AND PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

Autumn colours

AUTUMN IN NORTH AMERICA WITH THE GORGEOUS COLOURS OF ‘FALL’.

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply Kat March 20, 2017 at 07:46

    I’m in California and I love the autumn! The colours are much more vibrant than I’ve seen in Sydney. And running through the crunchy leaves is pretty great too!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 20, 2017 at 10:53

      Yes I would love more distinct seasons Kat but I can admire lovely images and also visit other places so I’m lucky.

  • Reply inthegoodbooksblog March 20, 2017 at 10:31

    I’m in Melbourne and there’s usually lots of reds, browns and yellow hues from the beautiful leaves. It’s a lovely time of year.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 20, 2017 at 10:50

      That would be lovely. Unfortunately, Brisbane doesn’t really have distinct seasons but I could always come and visit Melbourne couldn’t I?

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit March 20, 2017 at 12:45

    Autumn in Canberra is spectacular! Our leaves haven’t started turning yet though. It will be another month before we’re in full glorious colour.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 21, 2017 at 10:29

      I must visit Leanne as it would be cheaper than another flight to the U.S. I have a cousin and friend who live in Canberra and they also love the colours. Glorious really is the word isn’t it? Have a great week!

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs March 20, 2017 at 15:46

    You are right about not much contrast in the season on the coast and up north. It will soon be no daylight saving here in NSW and it will be dark at 6pm. That was a great show of the differences between your Aussie Autumn and a US Fall. The closest I have been to the Autumnal colours are on visits to Canberra. Colours in some leaves are amazing. I did find a place inland from here last year where there were a few Autumn trees so i go my fix in a small way. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 12/52. Next week: 3 Month Review 2017.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 21, 2017 at 10:28

      I know Denyse and I just loved the ‘fall’ colours in the U.S. I must visit Canberra as I believe their colours are glorious too. I feel they are very uplifting when I see the colours of autumn. Thanks for the opportunity to link up. Don’t forget to link up with us at #OvertheMoon you are most welcome and I’d love to see you there.

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill March 20, 2017 at 17:44

    I’m just happy that those boiling hot days are almost behind us for another year Sue. The cooler evenings make for much nicer sleeping conditions. I also liked the Anne of Green Gables reference – I’m reading my way through the books on my Kindle Reader atm and loving the beauty and simplicity of her life on Prince Edward Island.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 21, 2017 at 10:25

      It is a lovely area where Anne of Green Gables is set, Leanne. I did the tour (although Mike stayed on the cruise ship) and so glad I did. It was lovely to remember her books and I actually bought some from the shop for the girls in our family. I came back and re-read the books and could visualise so much better because I had been there. You are right about the hot weather!!! Bring on winter I say. x

  • Reply BB March 21, 2017 at 07:02

    Autumn is really beautiful in the Northeastern US. I spent most of my life in that part of the world and have always savored that time of year (which, yes, we do call fall).

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 21, 2017 at 10:19

      It is gorgeous and I think it would be my favourite time to visit. The colours are just glorious and very uplifting for the soul.

  • Reply Karen Austin March 21, 2017 at 21:51

    Thanks for the virtual tour of the water front in Brisbane. Lovely!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2017 at 05:03

      So pleased you liked the photos Karen. It is lovely here although today it is raining – but we really need it has we have had a very dry summer. Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply 1010ParkPlace March 22, 2017 at 04:58

    I live in South Texas, so we have mild winters and no Autumn. Like you, I’d like to see some of the warm Fall colors. Brenda

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2017 at 05:01

      It is a glorious time of year and I should be grateful that where I live, like you our winters are mild. I’ll just have to take some more vacations to see the Fall colours. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Linda Hobden March 22, 2017 at 08:03

    Our leaves/colours change also in the UK in Autumn ? My favourite time of the year too.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 23, 2017 at 07:41

      Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I love the seasons in the UK – so defined and I enjoy watching British television shows that are set in your gorgeous countryside. Have a beautiful day my friend and hope you are feeling better. xx

  • Reply Grammy Dee March 23, 2017 at 13:26

    Enjoying see your photos. Thank you for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared it on social media.

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