Ilkeston - November Trees
w/e 17 November 2019
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
Do you ever get that feeling of déjà
vu, of seeing something again? Well it's quite likely with this
set of pictures as they were all taken in the same locations
as a set from a couple of weeks ago at the end of October (link). These
were taken in the early days of November and although taken in
the same locations of the same subjects, they were taken from
the other side looking in the opposite direction.
(You may want to listen to Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now"
whilst viewing this images and substitute the word "trees"
for "clouds" - it's become a real earworm!)
Last time we stood on Drummond Road and looked into Victoria
Park but this is the view looking back from the bandstand. The
object of this exercise was to see the different appearance of
the trees in such a short time (less than a fortnight) as the
The trees on Drummond Road still had plenty of leaves but the
branches were showing through more than on our earlier view.
The difference was more apparent on Chaucer Old Park but there
was still plenty of colour.
Those lining Cantelupe Road though between the park and the cemetery
has certainly lost a lot more leaves.
There was still plenty of colour near the cemetery's entrance
gates but the reds of the other nearby foliage had disappeared
when looking back from the chapel.
In the cemetery itself the headstones were now covered by thousands
of fallen leaves.
And on the Market Place the trees in the corner had lost all
but a few of their leaves and stood like skeletons around the
fountain. Although they will remain in this natural state until
next spring, they will soon be decorated with Christmas lights.
The appearance of the "tree" on Market Street has now
changed completely and the absence of leaf now reveals that it
is in fact two trees growing side by side.
Another one that is now displaying a skeletal appearance is the
symmetrical shaped one outside Toll Bar House.
To conclude this look from the "other side" we returned
to the "Stanton" island at the end of Chalons Way and
whilst the view from Rutland Street still shows a large amount
of foliage on the trees more of the Stanton wagon is visible.
If all the rain we've had this week continues to fall at the
same rate, it wouldn't be a surprise to see mangroves growing
here and in other places around the town in the near future!