Autumn in Australia has got some style !!
Bathurst is a city in the central tablelands of New South Wales, about 210 km from Sydney. Our plan was to stop at Orange, a city 50 km from Bathurst, famous for fabulous autumn colors.
We were driving towards Bathurst from Sydney for a weekend getaway when I saw a road running parallel to the highway, flanked by a row of brilliant yellow Poplar trees. We were going too fast to stop and couldn’t find a way to make a U-turn as well. So with a hope that a storm won’t blow the leaves away, we decided to stop the next day on our way back. And I am so happy I did. I love these chance encounters when you find amazing sights unexpectedly.
The whole setting looked absolutely dreamy. The leaves were rustling in the wind, glistening in the morning sunlight, and you could hear was the sound of leaves crunching under the foot. The roadside was covered in layers and layers of leaves, which added to the beauty. There was a couple at the far end of the road and a group of people had just parked for a formal photo shoot. Apart from that, there was no crowd at all.
After my experience in Mount Wilson last, where the whole place was crammed with visitors and cars, I feel glad to enjoy this lovely sight in peace. 🙂
The transition months of Summer to Winter usually falls in March, April, and May in Australia. I felt that Autumn was delayed this year. Usually, I have seen trees turn colors by April, but this year it was well into the last week of April. But I am not complaining anymore. The weather was pleasant, had a bit of a morning chill which comparatively is much cooler than Sydney.
Let me know what’s happening in your side of the world.
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