Dunno 'bout you, but each year I hear that THIS year's autumn foliage may well be the most spectacular ever because of the weather during the earlier parts of the year. That is to say we've had a cold/wet/sunny/boiling hot spring followed by a miserable/superb summer (delete where applicable - none of it seems to make any difference!).
This year I heard the same thing of course.
But IS our display of multicoloured autumn foliage any better than normal this year?
I can't make my mind up.
I mean, our garden Joseph (Rock Sorbus or rowan) (above) has never displayed more of a technicolour dreamcoat (well... a ruby red dreamcoat anyway) and all our poplars in the garden (below) have certainly pumped out more bright yellow leaves this year than in previous years, when most of their leaves turned a muddy black before floating to the ground.
And some of the beeches in Windsor forest look pretty stunning right now - but to be honest, they ALWAYS seem to look stunning at this time of the year.
What do you think?
Are we experiencing one of the best Autumns for a while, at least in terms of leaf display?