In contrast to the usual autumn colours of brown, gold, yellow or red, these trees offer a silver sheen on their undersides that shimmered nicely in the wind. I believe them to be - Populus alba . (Poplar)
Just as I had taken the shot I got into conversation with a passer-by who remarked that it was lovely to see the trees but feared for their future because of the building of more houses on the already vast estate where they are situated.
All around the town of Aylesbury there are housing estates, the picture gives no clue as to the extent. Another four thousand are planned on a field that is immediately behind the trees.
The leafy way in the picture actually follows the course of the river Thame (not the Thames) and I stood on a known flood-plain with housing immediately behind me. In view of the flooding that this country suffered last year in so many places, I fear for the owners of these new houses.
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