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Friday, May 6, 2016

CHASING THE AUTUMN COLOURS

Our U3A Travel Group leader, Michael, organised a trip for members to go to Tenterfield in the highlands of northern NSW to see the autumn colours and other scenic points of interest in the area. So come along with me for the next few days.
 
It is a three and a half hour drive to Tenterfield. We took the back roads to go home and visited the Queen Mary Falls on the way.

 On the way from Brisbane to Tenterfield we stopped at Stanthorpe for lunch. Then we had a walk through the park with our cameras.

 We said goodbye to the ducks and continued onto Tenterfield. It is about a three and a half hours drive from Brisbane.

 After we booked into the Bowling Club Motor Inn we went on a tour of the parks. We saw yellow trees and.....
 red trees and.....

 orange trees.

I even loved the patterns and colours of the fallen leaves. (Remember we don't get coloured leaves in sub tropical Brisbane. So we get quite excited with the beauty.)

17 comments:

  1. Hello Diane, pretty Autumn colors and trees. The duck is cute too. The scene in the first shot is pretty. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Oh my! Exquisite colours Diane. Autumn colours are the best!

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  3. Fabulous colours and I do love Autumn, just wish winter did not have to follow!!! T'other Diane

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  4. Another beautiful trip to do some 'leaf peeping'. (When we traveled to Vermont one year they told us that their Autumn tourists are called 'leaf peepers'. We loved being those.)

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  5. I can't imagine a place where there are no autumn colours: they are my seasonal favourites.

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  6. That's pretty good driving time - 3 hours to Tenterfield from Brisbane!
    I use to love seeing the Poplar trees that border the roads in the Tenterfield and Glen Innis area of the Northern Tablelands of New England, NSW.
    I hope the poplars are still there????
    The pines in the top photo look like Norfolk pines???
    Cheers
    Colin

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  7. Thanks for sharing your beautiful autumn colors with us. I, too, like the different colors of the leaves on the ground. Although autumn colors are spectacular, we're enjoying the fresh green of Spring here in Tennessee.

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  8. Great idea to go on a trip to see autumn leaves.
    All is looking good.

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  9. Very nice to see the autumn colours. We have one street in our town which is lined with liquid ambers - I must see if they are changing colour yet.

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  10. i love that pond photo at the beginning. so beautiful as is the duck photo. i have trouble with remembering that you and jo in Africa are starting your winter as we start our summer. until i started blogging i never knew that.

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  11. I get those leaves every fall and I still get excited when the trees change color, and the leaves are scattered on the ground :), so I can understand your excitement when you don't get to see them that often. Sounds like a great trip Diane, loved all the photos. Thank you for adding the map of your route. Found it very interesting.

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  12. the autimn colours are the samew as in Poland

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  13. I love Autumn colours. Am watching them turn in our garden right now. They should be at their best in a week or two but hard to tell. It has been so warm this Autumn.

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  14. And I am happy that spring has finally arrived ! I hate autumn and winter !

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  15. What a fun trip and there are so many things I adore about that last shot!

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  16. I can't imagine what life would be like without our autumn colours. I can quite see why you go in search of them.

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