Ilkeston - Autumn Scenes
w/e 19 November 2006
All this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Market Place

Bath StreetAfter several weeks of anticipation, autumn has finally made its presence felt in Ilkeston and the expected colours have suddenly burst forth from the trees. On Bath Street those in the sheltered position outside the Albion Centre (left) have managed to keep the majority of leaves for the time being at least, but in the more exposed location on the Market Place (above) the high winds that have accompanied the temperature drop have increased the rate that they have fallen to the ground. Looking across towards St Mary's Church we can see some of them around the fountain but there were many more blowing all across the Market Place.

Just around the corner in Pimlico a range of colours was visible from the evergreens through golds, yellows, oranges to browns, russets and reds and the second tree down on the right has already lost all of its leaves.
Green And Gold

Here's a closer look at some of the greens and golds from the footpath at the side of the Town Hall car park between Wharncliffe Road and Pimlico.
Traffic Light Colours

From Oakwell Drive as we look towards the United Reformed Church in the distance, the colours have almost taken on a traffic light intensity on Oakwell Crescent - red, amber and green.

Rowan TreeFallen LeavesRed is also the predominant colour at the entrance to the Rutland Recreation Ground off Oakwell Drive (left). This is not due to the leaves though but to the enormous quantity of berries being borne by the rowan tree. Nearby the grassy verge has almost been completely obliterated by the fallen leaves (right). Now that would make a good jigsaw .... but few friends I fear!
Three Bags Full

"Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full." Well these three bags from the Erewash Borough Council were certainly full but they did not contain wool. They were full of leaves that presumably will be turned into compost but I feel many more than three bags will be needed before autumn ends.

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