Autumn in Blackheath

LEAF PEEPING IN AUTUMN

I love my little  village of Blackheath. I do joke and call it Bleakheath, but only with affection.  It’s in the  upper Blue Mountains of New South Wales, so the seasons are well defined.  Spring is gorgeous and  snow  can occasionally transform it in winter.  But it’s  in autumn that  it shows its full glory. Tourists snap away along Wentworth Street, and  so do I.

Early colour in Wentworth Street looking north.

I was amused to see tourists risking life and limb today as they tried to capture the best images. There are not many places where you can risk sitting down in the middle of the street.

 

 

The photograph below is at the southern end of the same street, close to the village centre.

 

One tree seems to have every colour in an artist’s palette. Yes, that’s me underneath it. For a writer, Blackheath is a true paradise, except that I spend too much time out and about with my camera!

 

 

My partner Rob posing somewhat reluctantly below some English oaks.

 

 

The  oaks  also make a great show at the intersection of Wentworth Street  and Gardiner’s Crescent, and ‘storybook’  red and white toadstools pop up  across the road. There are also plenty of  edible orange ‘pine’ mushrooms around.

 

Oak Alley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A local gnome is dwarfed by this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mushrooms are an autumn treat at Govett’s Café in Blackheath village.

Up by the station there is more beautiful colour from maples and pin oaks along the Great Western Highway.

 

 

Golden colour outside the medical clinic. Cheers us up when we go for our flu shots.

 

 

MY OWN LITTLE CORNER AT  ‘THE GUMS’

The birds  in our garden love autumn too; plenty of nuts and seeds to feed on.

Acrobatic King Parrot.

The Crimson Rosella loves the seeds of the tulip tree.

A delicious breakfast

 

Japanese maple trees are a favourite.

Sulphur crested cockatoo showing off his crest.

The photo below is the cockatoo feeding in the variegated tulip tree.

Down by the letter box.

Maples in front of the deck.

Pure gold.

As the leaves fall and the weather gets colder it’s lovely to have a cheery wood fire.

 

Autumn means cosy fires.

And a scarf is a good idea too.

Here is good finale, taken in the village Come on up!

 

 

Here is a little piece on why Blackheath became my home…..TREE CHANGE

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6 Comments
  1. Pauline, i thoroughly enjoyed your article about Blackheath, a town i have stayed in a few times and it has never ceased to disappoint. I shall certainly be wanting to stay during the autumn next time. I shall recommend an autumn holiday for my fellow book club friends next year maybe. I think we would really love it there.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Perry. Yes, really looking wonderful right now. Spring is gorgeous, but somehow autumn is my favourite season. Let me know if you come up and we can have coffee.

  2. Great Fall colors. I love the photos of the outdoors near your home.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Heather. Yes, the whole village is looking wonderful. Mild, sunny days too.

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