A joy to see the leaves turn

Yes, I love trees and particularly in autumn

Yes, I love trees and particularly in autumn.

I grew up in a British colony, in the tropics, where it went from summer to winter to summer, without a transition period. So, it is a joy to see the leaves turn yellow, gold, and red, and fall to create great heaps to swish my feet through when walking around our fabulous parks here in Cambridge. And to see the green buds come through in the spring, with birds nesting, and wildlife emerging.

And I love looking into the canopies of trees to see if the branches are intertwined or carefully keeping separated. Aren’t they amazing!

This photo is taken on St Matthew’s Piece, Petersfield. We lived next door when my first daughter was born, and the space brings back happy memories of an autumn 28 years ago.

By Katie Thornburrow; 方 思 琦, Ward Councillor for Trumpington, Executive Councillor, Planning Policy and Open Spaces

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