November in an Urban Park

The full palette of golden yellows and hot oranges that makes for an autumnal scene has arrived late this year as we can see in this series of photographs from Sunday, 14th November.

As my sister and I walked around Christchurch Park in Ipswich we noticed the varied selection of deciduous trees were at different stages of their end of season show.

Some trees had already lost all their leaves,

some were at the height of their high autumn colour

War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

and some trees still had leaves of green.

All things considered it has been a reasonable, if not a vintage year for colour here in East Anglia.

The Round Pond, Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

We are now in mid-November and in this sheltered park not that far from the town centre there’s only been two or three frosts. And, as the experts suggest, it is frosts and cool nights that are two contributing ingredients for good leaf colour.

Needless to say, in an urban park like Christchurch Park, there’s a diverse range of specimen and non-native trees, but as we wandered away from the more formal area of Ipswich’s War Memorial, the planting became more natural, with a wilder feel. You could even believe you were in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and not sandwiched between the town centre and the busy ring road.

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

17 thoughts on “November in an Urban Park”

      1. That would be the grand rivers that are currently rippling around people’s homes πŸ™‚ It’s a b—-er for some of the farmers who were just about to reap a bumper crop.
        Bill is only ever concerned whether the golf course is or isn’t under water – it’s a Links course beside the beach. He’s just about to head out now.

      2. It seems many parts of the planet are going to be destined for biblical floods and droughts, and there’s us humans thinking we had it all sussed. Hope Bill enjoyed his game of golf and won.

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