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14 years 1 month ago #12959 by Gracelands
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On my drive through the Waikato the other weekend, I was blown away by the rich colours of the autumn leaves this year. They were just spectacular everywhere. Even my pin oak at home, who's leaves normally just sort of go brownish and falls off is a lovely dark red, and as for the liquid ambers, words fail me.

I always thought that a few good frosts were needed for good autumn colour, but (until last week), we haven't really had too many of those here. Maybe it was the drought that did it. Does anybody know?

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14 years 1 month ago #200196 by The Kats Place
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Autumn is my favorite time of year.
I once did the rocky mountain train trip in canada during late november, heaven.

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14 years 1 month ago #200197 by maggies mum
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The hotter/dryer the summer, the more richer the colours!

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14 years 1 month ago #200203 by gemini kiwi
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This year there seems to be so more leaves around our place, I'm guessing the winds haven't be as strong this year to dispersed them.

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14 years 1 month ago #200208 by sundaysbest
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Autumn is my fave time of year cause of the trees - they send me into day dreams when I am riding my horse.. which is a good and bad thing! :)

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14 years 1 month ago #200214 by Gracelands
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maggies mum;173268 wrote: The hotter/dryer the summer, the more richer the colours!


Ah, thanks for that, MM. Good to know there was at least one good thing to come out of the drought.

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14 years 1 month ago #200216 by reggit
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I was surprised too, GL, was wondering if the leaves would just go from green to falling off, but it sure is beautiful :D

And I'm busy bagging as much as I can for my leaf mould pile for next year's mulch too, nothing like playing in piles of fallen leaves [}:)]

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14 years 1 month ago #200220 by Gracelands
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Yeah, if I wasn't supposed to be busy hard at work right now, I'd be tempted to grab the lawnmower and hoover up a few catcher loads myself. I'm working from home today, doncha' know :D

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14 years 1 month ago #200231 by maggies mum
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Aye it happened once in the UK when we had a summer! ;) :D

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14 years 1 month ago #200242 by Pumpkingirl
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Gracelands;173293 wrote: Yeah, if I wasn't supposed to be busy hard at work right now, I'd be tempted to grab the lawnmower and hoover up a few catcher loads myself. I'm working from home today, doncha' know :D


Gosh, you're lucky GL, I've had massive frosts here the past few days - the one this morning iced my car door shut! Never had that happen before :D

And you're working from home, my, my! That sounds pretty fine :D

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14 years 1 month ago #200258 by beedee
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Ive had my 14th frost in 15 nights.. todays didnt go until 10.30.. and yes the colours are great.. just waiting for the back to straighten and the time to go gather for the fodder bin and compost what aint eaten, maybe tomorrow.
Cambridge was just a colour blanket on wed.

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14 years 1 month ago #200281 by Dream Weaver
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I don't like Autum. So messy and so many leaves around. I guess though if I could see all the different colours it would make it quite special. It probably is very pretty but for me its just a dull big mess lol

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