Autumn colour isn’t only to be found in New England and Westonbirt and other UK arboreta. Admittedly, a visit to the Westonbirt Acer Glade to catch the changing leaf colour at the right time and with the sun shining is very impressive. I always get a bad attack of Repetitive Photo Syndrome when I visit. The collection of 125 species of exotic maples collected there are very dramatic and the planting layout shows them off to best effect.
However, Autumn also happens in other places in the UK and, though somewhat more muted than at Westonbirt, the colours of native trees can be pretty impressive. Walking through Pontypool Park and up onto the mountain ridge in the sunshine between the showers in last few days has been very colourful and heart-lifting in between the greyness.
So, having had my SLR camera lens repaired I took a few photos. One big advantage is that you don’t have to wait for the crowds to part before you can frame your shot. And it’s all free!!!
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