This is the time of year when Sydneysiders and interstate travellers come to the Blue Mountains to admire the fall colours. Sunny days and cold nights bring reds and yellows as bright as those of eastern Canada to the many maples and oaks planted in local gardens.
I took all of the following photos within a block of our home here in Katoomba.
Our own garden, sadly, has no mature trees although I have planted a couple of maples that I hope will one day will equal those of my neighbours.
In the meantime, I have to be content with the big old hydrangea by our front gate, which is a somewhat prosaic blue during the summer but has now turned a beautiful wine-red.