Suddenly, in the last four or five days, the trees have started to change colour as autumn approaches. yesterday, between showers, we took a walk around the neighbourhood with the following results … except where indicated, most of these specimen trees were on the MacDonald (McGill) campus down the road.
Rowan berries … these were in the garden and will shortly be consumed by the birds. This particular tree has been a great success – we found a tiny seedling in the back of a border when we first came to this house ten years ago and moved it into the centre of the front lawn … for a while we thought it would not prosper but now it is a star of the season.
The next few pictures are from the MacDonald campus, about ten minutes walk away;
Meanwhile, at the arboretum … a fine woolly caterpillar (still to be ID’d)
… and the Sumac take on seasonal colour in the hedgerows
Finally, the gangsters were at it again early one morning last week (low light quick flash shot – not high quality, sorry):