By April, autumn is well under way in the upper Blue Mountains. Today I checked some likely spots in Blackheath for ‘fairy’ toadstools. This was taken at the intersection of Wentworth Street and Gardiner’s Crescent. There are lots more popping up.
The bowerbird in Memorial Park is still busy, but now he seems to be keeping rival males away rather than wooing females. A lot of his blue treasures have been stolen.
Oh those piercing eyes.
The Farmer’s Market is particularly busy at this time of year. Locals are joined by school holiday families up from Sydney and ‘leaf peeping’ tourists. Kids were having great fun under the giant oak, throwing leaves instead of snowballs (they might come later!).
Back at home, the golden chain tree in my garden is putting on a great show. I’ve never really noticed the autumn colour before. I think it was hidden by a giant wattle.
I do love to pick autumn leaves. It’s a great way of pruning.
Look at this lovely show down at the duck pond. I think the red foliage is ash.
Autumn colour in Blackheath lasts right through until the end of May. Let’s hope we don’t get strong winds though.