Ilkeston - Autumn
w/e 19 November 2006
this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
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.
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.
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.
Red 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!
"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.