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Trees in Autumn. Pictures of Autumn Tree Colors. Photos of Autumn Trees.

Updated on December 6, 2016

The Colours of Autumn in an Italian Park.

In words and pictures... Colours of Autumn...the Italian Fall colors in a park.

I was fortunate to visit this park in Italy on an afternoon when the autumn leaves were drifting down on a gentle breeze to form a golden carpet at our feet. The colour of the leaves was so intense in the gentle sun light that filtered through the branches of the trees that I just had to capture the images with my camera.

the autumn leaves of some trees turn shades of gold and yellow.
the autumn leaves of some trees turn shades of gold and yellow.

Visiting An Italian City Park in Autumn.

My photographs of Autumn trees and leaf colour were taken the last week of October.

This park is in Italy, I was fortunate enough to visit it on a day when the leaves had turned to their autumn colours but were still mostly on the trees. If I visited the park after a windy day the trees might have been just bare branches. This is my first visit at this time of year, it is very different in the autumn to the summer time.

In the summer the place is an oasis of shade from the sunshine and heat. Pensioners sit in the shade of the trees quietly talking to each other, mother's and grandmothers walk babies in prams and pushchairs in the shade of the trees. In autumn everyone is on the move heading off on foot or by bicycle to the city or to their destination.

In the summer small children cycle back and forth on the main pathway on little three wheeled cycles that are for hire there. There are a couple of small roundabouts at the side of the main walkway that links the path to the city centre. The park is much quieter in the autumn, apart from the sound of the park workers clearing the leaves that fall on the main walkways and the ducks that live on the pond in the centre of the park.

I loved the colours of the leaves, so vibrant and intense. Although I know that what happens to deciduous trees when they change color in autumn is explainable as a scientific process for me it is still just like a delightful magic trick.

 autumn colour trees and leaves ... some change to a dramatic shade of the colour red.
autumn colour trees and leaves ... some change to a dramatic shade of the colour red.

Intense Autumn Colours.

Saturated colours, a painter's palette.

Vibrant intense, flames of winter fire.

Armani and Van Gogh weep

Where is your burnt umber and your gold silk now?

Yet the fallen, fade fast, to be gathered and turned to dust.

But for now their colours 'rage against the dying of the light.'

Leaves burnished as bright as trumpets and cupolas,

Your branches as dark as church coffers.

Salutation and then to slumber, until kissed by spring sunshine.

 autumn leaves carpeting the ground beneath the trees
autumn leaves carpeting the ground beneath the trees
The park is a popular place for the Italian Citizens.
The park is a popular place for the Italian Citizens. | Source

autumn leaf colors...

Leaf Requiem.

a poem for Autumn.

Beneath our feet like a carpet of gold;

The freshly fallen leaves sigh,

As if remembering a glorious summer's day.

Tomorrow they will crackle,dry

like the pages of an ancient book

being turned and yet fading.

Fallen but not yet forgotten.

Copyright Notice: Copyright for the poetry text and photographs are mine and they may not be used without my permissiion.


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      Paula Kirchner 8 years ago from Austin. Texas

      I too have hubs on the fall trees - in Texas! Thanks for sharing, I love the pictures!

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      Rose West and GNelson thank you for looking at this page and leaving a comment.

      Peggy W thank you very much, it was the first time I visited this park in Autumn and I loved the trees and the colours. This park is in Parma, Italy.

      Winconsin must still be close to your heart it sounds lovely. Thank you Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Beautiful photos and I really enjoyed your poetry. They fit together nicely. We had the gorgeous fall colors like these in Wisconsin but rarely see such colors in Houston except on a very few trees. Where I grew up as a child (Wisconsin) one of the trees within view of our home was once photographed and used as an example of a colorful tree by the Milwaukee Journal newspaper. We lived about 30 miles from Milwaukee. That tree was spectacular!

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      GNelson 8 years ago from Florida

      Great pictures. I live in Florida and fall colors are not common here.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Beautiful photos! The colors of autumn truly are magical!

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      thank you itakins.

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl

      Wonderful 2uesday.

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      sailor man thank you for looking at the photos and leaving a nice comment.

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      sailor man  8 years ago

      Perfect job !!!!! nice pics

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      hi Holly, thanks for looking at the hub and leaving a comment, pleased you liked it.

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      h.a.borcich 8 years ago

      Hi 2uesday,

      Seems you have been visiting the places of my dreams, and I like it. Holly

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      Hi Moyra, I love the Spring too; I am always so pleased to see the first flowers in the garden. But I know what you mean about the Winter snow it is so amazing to wake up and find everything looks so different when it snows overnight.

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      Moyra 8 years ago

      Hi 2uesday thanks for re-awakening my memories of Autumn. I love Autumn colors and remember the red trees too. Weatherwise my favorite season is Spring (most similar to the weather back home in Nairobi, Kenya). One of the things I miss about been in the West is the changing seasons and the beauty of each. Even winter is beautiful in its starkness and white carpeting. But I certainly do not miss the cold :-)

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      habee thank you I am happy that you liked my photographs and words.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Love the pictures and feelings you create with words!

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      Big Brother -thanks for such a nice comment.

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      Alex Valis 8 years ago from Earth

      Nice photos - nice words and beautiful park... what else can we ask from a Hubber? Nothing more...Thanks my friend