I am drawn to autumn colours. When I buy clothes, I gravitate towards orange, brown, warm red, moss green, yellow. Our home is decorated in similar colours. Now the outside of the house is also in tune with this.

The cherry trees that dominate our garden are in their most wondrous autumn colours right now. Just like their spring bloom, the autumn colours last maybe a week at most. By this weekend most of the leaves will be gone.

The house and the trees match each other perfectly, as if they were made to be next to each other. The cherry tree, just like the house, is red at the top where it gets the most sun, and yellow towards the north where it’s mostly in the shade. The fiery red and the bright yellow leaves in the photo below are all on the same tree, just on different sides.