Saturday, 21 March 2015

Autumn in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are famous for their quaint villages, deep valleys and spectacular sandstone cliffs...oh, and of course, the gum trees! It is the bluish tinge produced by the vapour of the gum trees that gives the mountains their iconic name. 

However since early settlement times, the mountains have become home to an ever increasing array of decidious trees famous for their autumnal displays. Ash trees, maples, elms & an assortment of pears, apples & pistachios line the streets and highways & fill the beautiful parks found in each village.

Today's selection of photos highlight a few of the autumn trees to be found in Blackheath during March.

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.


  1. I don't think I knew that deciduous trees everywhere drop leaves in fall. Somehow I was thinking (sheepishly) that this was yet another American exclusive.

  2. So pretty. Our leaves are changing too- you actually start to see the early changes late January.

  3. Beautiful. I am not a fan of fall mainly because I know what comes next but the leaves are gorgeous.

    1. I also have a love/hate relationship with autumn & our Sydney winters are nowhere near as savage as yours !

  4. Beautiful, beautiful photos. I love the way you've captured the sun shining on the colorful leaves. Quite a contrast from our emerging spring here in the U.S.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

  5. Such color! We've yet to have much Spring green here in New England, USA. Any outdoor color that's not grey, brown, or white would be greatly appreciated!

  6. I love autumn colors! I can't tell you how fun it is to have you participate in Saturday Snapshot so we can see your pictures from Down Under. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. How beautiful is your fall. Wonderful photos of Autumn foliage!

  8. Well framed sights! Looks beautiful! :)

  9. I love your shot with the blue sky behind. Strange to see, when we are waiting for sign of Spring.


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