autumn trees / プラタナスも色づく晩秋

November 1, 2012


1 September 1994, France
Leaves of Trees
Platanus & Holly

The autumn colour in England is prominent this year.  We drove through Essex and Suffolk last weekend and found a lot of sparkling red and yellow trees, such as Maple, Beech and Oak.  Horse-chestnuts were unfortunately turned into brick-brown during the summer, by a kind of harmful caterpillar.

Now, finally the huge London Plane Tree leaves start to change their colours.  When they are have all fallen, the pavements will be covered by crisp brown leaves and sky above will be opened up to winter blue.  Then, only Holly and conifer leaves will be left in the chilly air.

イギリスのこの秋の紅葉はみごとです。先週末にサセックス州とサフォーク州をドライブしたら、カエデブナナラなどが森に赤や黄色の模様を足していました。

スタジオの近くにある見事なロンドン・プレーンの並木もとうとう色づきはじめました。これが散ったら舗道は枯れ葉にうもれ、頭上に空が開きます。その後は、柊と針葉樹の深い緑が生き残った芝生に映える冬がやって来る。夏時間が終わって日暮れが早くなり、気温もぐんぐん下がっているロンドン。東京から戻った時はもう冬になっているのだろうなぁ。

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