Driving or walking anywhere at present is full of unexpected treats. There are autumn trees around in abundance.
This tree is one of many now at a similar stage in the Esplanade, as taken two days ago. In a few months these same trees will be covered with pink blossom, a whole avenue of them.
And though it was drizzly and dull this morning at the Lagoon, the autumn reds on this tree shone forth. The green of the grass I found quite mesmerising- just a few short weeks ago we were in the grip of drought, and the lawns were brown and bare. Many days with light rain showers have wrought an amazing change.