Nature’s palette: Capital city donned in fall colours

Foliage bursts in shades of orange, rust, red and bright yellow


APP November 26, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Calling nature lovers to get a taste of rare glimpses of fall hues, the autumn season has started displaying its majestic treasures at different parts of the country including twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and Northern Areas

Like most eye-catching views of autumn in Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Gilgit Baltistan, the Federal capital's picturesque areas are also wrapped with bright burnt colored festive and blazing trees with their leaves fallen on roadsides, parks and lawns

According to nature lovers, Autumn in Northern Areas of Pakistan is something to behold as in fall, the trees including poplar, apricot, mulberry, peach, apple and plum bloom into hues of orange, rust, red and bright yellow while the background of blackish and ash grey mighty mountains makes them more alluring

The resident of Gilgit Baltistan call it "heaven on earth" as one can find pink, white, red, yellow, blue flowers with a touch of fresh blue rivers during the autumn season while those living in Federal Capital term it as "the most beautiful capital" due to clean environment and presence of all seasons from tropical to severe

Autumn brings with it a vibrant color palette for short period of time and gives a visual treat to nature lovers, artists, photographers and sight seers as they throng public parks, premises of Rawal Lake, Margalla hills tracks, Daman-e-Koh and some roadsides

Known as the 'second Spring when every leaf is a flower' -  Autumn has the treasure of stunning burnt hues as the plants change their colors into black tone of greens and browns, reddish touch in rust, ocher and yellows and other vibrant colors

These glimpses compel the nature lovers to have a walk in evening or morning at parks, roadsides and Margalla hill trails as the crispness to the morning air and sharper shadows in evening mesmerize them with pleasant weather and unusual moods

This time is best for photographers and artists to capture nature into their camera lens or canvas to discover and explore the beauty of nature and create master pieces in their work, said Abdul Basit, a photographer during outdoor photo shoot at Lake View park.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2018.

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