Golden Autumn

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves catching the slanting afternoon winter sunshine.

Apparently my oak tree still thinks it is autumn, as it clings on to its last few golden leaves.

Now to put this into perspective, mid-July here in Cape Town is like mid-January in the UK. I don’t recall ever seeing any leaves left on any deciduous trees that far into winter, when I was growing up there.


Oh, and the twisty branches in the front left are the grape vine.



27 thoughts on “Golden Autumn

  1. smilingtoad

    The “monsoon” rains here have vanished- no more delightful afternoon squalls and storms 😦 They have been missing for years now, despite it still feeling as sticky and humid as a tiger’s mouth. Beautiful image, nonetheless. All the best,

    toad breath

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  2. Aquileana

    Climate change is everywhere, I guess… πŸ˜‰ Loved reading your words here! … Sending best wishes from the cold southern hemisphere! Aquileana πŸ™‚

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  3. blosslyn

    We have had our hottest day today about 34, that is hot, its 10.30 pm and its still hot, not sure I like it this hot, just not use to it. The dogs are not great fans of it and to be truthful I like the sound of Autumn/ Winter, ungrateful that I am of the nice weather, but I like it around 25, how hot does it get where you are πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha When it is too hot, we want snow, and vice versa! πŸ™‚
      Summers here are usually mid 30’s, but last Dec/Jan was consistently 38C – too hot! and in March 2015, Cape Town reached 40C. The only one enjoying this kind of heat was Little Monkey! πŸ™‚


  4. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

    These are much prettier than the leaves our oaks keep late – the ones ours tend to keep are brown and very dead looking. Of course, that may just be because instead of being surrounded by sun, they are surrounded by snow!

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  5. Genie

    Trees, plants, birds, bees, etc., all have had an odd season this year, summer arrived in March and then spring arrived in July.

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  6. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Oaks tend to hang onto their leaves. I think they lack in the chemical that says “cue the leaves to fall”. πŸ˜†

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