Today is the first day I felt a shiver. Autumn may be finally arriving in sub tropical Queensland. Brisbane has a very steady climate - you could summarise it as Warm. What it doesn't have though is a marked changing of the seasons. In Europe and in the States, Autumn is all about the leaves changing to a deep orangey red setting landscapes on fire. Here the temperature drops a little and it is getting drier.I decided I had to go out and chase the colours on my own. I didn't have to go far.
The house is surrounded by snowy caps - well these ones are as fickle as dandelions but they stretch up on both sides of the house and envelope the deck with specks of snow. The winds have been picking up of late and now the snow, fallen to the deck, is giving way to that pink blush of lushness and fecundity. The fruit arriving on our lilly pillies, a favourite plant of the Aboriginal communities starts dot- like and then grows to a pink hue of teenagehood before the onset of an adult red.
Autumn down under, Brissie side appears perfect in pink.