A November update on "my" Paulownia Tomentosa

For this month's update on "my" tree I decided to take it by surprise and approach it from the opposite direction, deciding to visit it on my walk back from the station. As I walked along the path I couldn't see if the tree was still there or not. My footsteps quickened as I hurried along until I could see that it was still there. Phew.  

But how it had changed. The tree that once dominated this corner of the path now looked very different to my  previous updates, and if I hadn't already noticed it, I'm not sure I'd pay it a second glance. Clearly I gave it more than a couple of glances as otherwise it'd be tricky to do this update!

That's it there, just to the left of the lamppost 

That's it there, just to the left of the lamppost 

The main body and structure of the tree remained, but now all the leaves have gone. Completely gone. The ground staff of the college (in which the tree stands) have been doing a good job tidying around the tree. 

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Sadly my visit was on a grey afternoon, which too was another change to my previous visits.  The silhouette shot below shows off the shape of the tree well I think. 

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Sadly, there really isn't much to say about my poor tree this month.  Thankfully though there is still some interest - and colour - along the path, so I thought I'd share more of that instead this month. 

A climbing rose

A climbing rose

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A burst of red over the Yew hedge

A burst of red over the Yew hedge

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Heading back towards home I was struck by the structure and the uniformity of these railings. 

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And in a sure sign of how the seasons have changed, I couldn't help but spot the berry-clad holly branches tumbling over the fence.

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I'm linking this post with Lucy and other Tree Followers over at Loose and Leafy and with Annie's How Does Your Garden Grow at simplewanderlust.com