Sunday, November 04, 2007

Autumn at Exbury

After a really terrible summer we have had a splendid autumn. The rain kept everything green and in many places the leaves remain on the trees, but now they are falling. Beech, oak, sycamore and horse chestnut each has its particular shade of gold. From dull brown to marmalade, amber to cadmium yellow, through ochres, tans, beiges and buffs, bays, roans and sorrels to foxy reds, coppers and bronze. With the fevered reds, russets and carmines of acer and maple contrasting with the lemon yellows of silver birch.

Last week we went again to Exbury and this time took a camera.