Festival of Leaves: the arrival of autumn

It’s time for another year of Festival of Leaves. This is the place to share your love for autumn and rain, for dark evenings and cups of tea, of books and all that you love during this time of the year.

~ Verena Cave


For those of us in the northern hemisphere it will be a long time until spring, but  if you have some autumn leaves to share, then please visit Verena’s site and join in. She’ll be very happy to see you.

(Macro Monday will be taking a break for a couple of months )


26 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    There is so much beauty in autumn as nature prepares to sleep for the next several months. It’s such a great plan!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’d like to sleep through the winter too. 😀

  2. Stunning colours! We are still waiting for spring here!

    1. Heyjude says:

      My offspring are in NZ at the moment and it looks very cold there!

  3. Morgan says:

    The Festival of Leaves…my favourite 🙂
    beautiful !

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Anything below about 15 degrees and wet and I’d also like to sleep, or go somewhere warm!

  5. The leaves were already starting to turn in the north of England while we were there, even though the temperature was still quite mild most of the time.

  6. We haven’t quite reached this level of colour yet. Joys in store.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This was actually late September, but most of the trees are still green, except one of my willows which is completely naked already!

  7. Patrick says:

    I just noticed this week that the trees are starting to turn. Hoping for a lot of rain in California this year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Something we are never short of… 🙂

  8. The leaves here are just beginning to turn – apart from the horse chestnuts which have lost almost all of their leaves already, but that is due to a virus seemingly, not the natural way of things.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, I’m glad you mentioned that. We noticed the horse chestnuts in Essex didn’t look at all well – leaves all shrivelled up and brown and I wondered if they were sick. I hope this is not a serious one which endangers those trees as they are magnificent.

      1. All the trees in our nearby park are affected this way, and have been for quite a few years now. The grow healthily in the spring, look magnificent, produce normal conkers but then the leaves start going brown in August. It only seems to affect the leaves because every other aspect of their behaviour seems normal.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well that is good to know. I wonder what is causing it?

        2. I’ve just had a look online and was wrong about the virus – it’s leaf miner. Here’s an article about it https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=533

        3. Heyjude says:

          Gosh they make an awful lot of damage don’t they? Even more than the cabbage white butterflies have done to my kale! There must be millions of these moths.

        4. There must be – and no real chance of getting rid of them I would think.

  9. verenacave says:

    Thanks so much for the lovely introduction, Jude! I absolutely adore your photo! Those colours!!! ❤
    It's wonderful to see you again, have a nice week x

    1. Heyjude says:

      This was in fact a September leaf. I looked out for them on my trip along the east coast so I have a few nice ones 🙂

  10. Mother Hen says:

    Hey Jude.. so pretty.. a great capture!

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