At last, the leaves have started to turn this week, here in southern Hampshire, and stunning they are too! The first image is of a large-leafed climber that cloaks our garage. The range of colours in these large leaves is amazing. Sadly they drop quite quickly after the first frosts, but so far so good. No frosts yet. This superb tree sits in pride of place in the pond at Hillers’ Gardens. Timing with this beauty is everything as it changes colour quite suddenly. The gardens also have a stunning range of Hazels, many of which are quite small trees at present, making it nice and easy to photograph the leaves using a tripod. This is one of many beautiful Maples brought to life by the autumn sunlight.