I love Autumn in the hills. Although our autumn colours cannot rival those in the northerm hemisphere, we have some lovely gardens displaying the autumn colours.
Around this area at the moment, the grape vines are ablaze with gold, turning the hills yellow. This area of the Hills used to be used for apple orchards, which in themselves provided lovely autumn hues, but with the upsurge in the wine industry, many orchards became vineyards.
Previously it was thought to be too cold for most grape varieties, but the cold climate varieties that have been planted are producing outstanding wines. Unfortunately too many "would be" wine growers hopped on the band wagon hoping to cash in on the demand for fine wines and a number of them have fallen by the wayside.
I must find out what that gorgeous flame coloured tree is. Never really noticed it before.
Liz Needle - linking with Monday Mellow Yellows