Compared to Sydney, there’s a burst of Autumn colors in Blue Mountains, even in late autumn.
For the record, Sydney’s had the warmest Autumn in 20 years. We didn’t realize it’s late autumn already until we drove all the way to the mountains yesterday and found out that almost all the colorful leaves were on the ground. Nevertheless, they still looked amazing and sort of color coordinated with my boots…
We managed to locate the last surviving colorful leaves and flowers in Mount Tomah botanic garden and Mount Wilson. Did I mention Sydney is kind of boring for landscape photography? Yes that. Living in Sydney, I haven’t seen proper autumn foliage for years. You could possibly imagine my excitement before we headed off to the mountains. I packed 2 fully charged spare batteries for camera, 2 empty memory cards and loads of imagination.
First stop, Mount Tomah Botanic Garden.
There wasn’t much Autumn colors in this garden but nothing could escape my eagerly searching eyes. Those are images of few colorful plants scattered here and there:
It was a warm Saturday day, perfect for people getting married in the Garden. Actually, there were quite a few couples getting married there. Looks how cute were these 2 cars driving past me:
Love those warm yellow and green color combination. This plant looked full of life and hope in the bright daylight.
There were a few remaining roses in the rose garden.
Only saw one maple tree but that was enough for one good photo:).
Mount Wilson is only 15 minutes away from Mount Tomah but the temperature there is clearly much lower. It is by far the best spot for Autumn colors in Blue Mountains area. Obviously, there were better photo opportunities a week or two before as most of the trees were nearly bare. Even so, Mount Wilson never disappoints. There’s no cafe, restaurants or shops selling souvenirs in Mount Wilson. Here, you get plenty natural beauty, fresh air and charming parks.
Though we missed the peak autumn colors in Blue Mountains and I didn’t get to use any of my spare batteries or camera cards to take lots of pictures, I wasn’t even slightly disappointed with the trip. I got the best was on offer that day. And that, is enough.