Autumn is upon us, says the swamp cypress

We’re starting to get some cracking autumn colours, in the south of England. Near to where I live, the red oaks (Quercus rubra) are living up to their name, and when down at the Hillier Gardens a few days ago the resident swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum) was produly boasting its bedazzling colours, after re-assimilating the chlorophyll and leaving just the anthocyanins and carotenoids in its foliage.

Postcard-worthy, without doubt.

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Entering a brave new world…
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…all alone, in the centre of a pond.
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But looking beautiful, nonetheless!
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Autumn is upon us, says the swamp cypress

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