I live near Mount Macedon where there are a lot of houses with beautiful gardens (most are more like parks, being acres in size) that were planted in the late 19th Century, landscaped with beautiful northern hemisphere trees and plants. They are often open to the public in spring and autumn. Last month I visited one and saw this huge and wonderful old Beech tree, its crown in full autumn glory 🙂
I took this image yesterday after work at Mount Macedon (luckily for us only 10 minutes away). I know that for people that get to experience winters much, much colder than ours, this image may seem unremarkable! Where I live we frequently get sub zero temperatures in winter, but that means a very severe frost, not snow. This lasted for over 24 hrs and since the last time I saw it like this was 2007, one of my first ever digital images of snow 🙂 🙂
I saw this the other day at the end of an afternoon with the sun low in the sky. The scenery struck me as being very apt – the Camel’s Hump is a mamelon, formed about 6 million years ago when thick lava forced its way through a narrow vent…the clouds almost look like smoke from a volcano.
A few days ago I went to Mount Macedon to capture the sunset. As is the wonderfully fickle weather here, a band of thick fog rolled in just as the sun was setting. However, about 15 minutes before, the light was wonderfully gentle. I liked the golden hues on the grass through the gum trees
Today we went for a walk at Cameron Lodge Garden in Mount Macedon which is renowned for its beautiful historical gardens. Many of the gardens are over a 100 years old and contain fine examples of rare northern hemisphere trees and shrubs. As we enter autumn the colours and fungi are magnificent.