Autumn Spire Rowan tree in Dumfries town centre

The festive auburn-yellow dress on the Autumn Spire Rowan tree opposite the Starbucks caught my attention when I found myself wandering through Dumfries town centre early in the morning. All Glasgow trains were temporarily substituted with buses due to some railway failure and I decided to postpone the trip until the next day.

Two guys sat on the bench nearby waiting for some shop to open. They eyed my camera exercises around this tree with mild curiosity, not seeing what I was seeing – the ‘Autumn Spire’ against the spire of Greyfriars Kirk, the tree’s autumnal glory echoing the brick tints of the church. The contrast between the mustard yellow Rowan berries against the clear morning sky. The golden light shaping the rounded fruit. The repetition of bright pink-red leaves. The plentiful bounty of nature, right there, in the middle of the town…

'Autumn Spire' rowan tree against the spire of Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries town centre

'Autumn Spire' Rowan tree against the spire of Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries town centre

A bunch of mustard yellow rowan berries against the blue sky

A bunch of mustard yellow Rowan berries against the blue sky

A row of bright auburn autumn leaves

A row of bright auburn autumn leaves

Autumn Spire rowan tree berries

Autumn Spire Rowan tree berries - another interpretation

The autumnal red-yellow combo is decoratively festive

The autumnal red-yellow combo is decoratively festive

If you want to see more images from this series please visit my Autumn Spire Rowan Tree gallery on Flickr.