Ilkeston - Autumn Leaves
w/e 07 November 2010
All this week's pictures were taken
with a Kodak DX6490
We are well and truly into autumn now and although there are
still plenty to fall parts of Park Drive are already ankle deep
Many travellers along Chalons Way will have noticed the changing
colours but they are perhaps best appreciated from a static position
on the footbridge over the road. If you think this image looks
familiar you are probably thinking of the background image to
Ilkeston Cam that was taken at a different time of the year from
a similar position and can also be seen here as a jigsaw puzzle.
The four trees outside the Albion Centre on Bath Street are still
full of leaf but appear to be changing colour in turn - oranges
and browns nearest the camera but still green further away.
With one exception on the left all the trees on Queens Drive
seem to be forming a golden avenue to the Recreation Ground.
And in the more exposed position on the Rec, there are as many
leaves on the ground as there are left on the trees. The grass
on the cricket pitch is looking lush but on the former putting
green to the left, it appears to have suffered from having the
showmen's vehicles for the Annual Charter Fair parked on it recently.
It is only a short walk from the Rec to Victoria Park and although
the rose arbour looks a little sparse at this time of year, the
Copper Beech near the entrance presents an imposing introduction.
Victoria Park, seen here from Drummond Road really is the jewel
in the town's crown when it comes to autumn colour and the large
variety of species is reflected in the number of different shades
and hues of the leaves.
On the Market Place, the council workmen have been busy, for
unlike Camelot where the leaves fall in neat little piles to
be blown away overnight, here they are collected, bagged and
removed to be composted (hopefully). "Leaves" of course
has more than one meaning and if used as a verb rather than a
noun, we know that as autumn leaves, then winter enters.