Isabel van Heerden, 6, from Toowoomba has some fun in the Autumn leaves at Queens Park. Picture: Adam Head
Isabel van Heerden, 6, from Toowoomba has some fun in the Autumn leaves at Queens Park. Picture: Adam Head

Cool change leaves mark on southeast

AUTUMN leaves have swept colour across the Sunshine State in time for the coolest part of the year, as temperatures already begin to plummet.

Time to pull out the coats and scarfs as autumn has sent a chill through May, but with blue skies and the changing season, it is the most picturesque time of year.

At Queens Park in Toowoomba, six-year-old Isabel van Heerden loves playing with all the different colour leaves.

"Isabel loves putting all of her warm clothes on in autumn and going to the park, throwing all the leaves around," mum Karla said.

"To be able to get out to the park in autumn when it's not too hot or cold is a lot of fun for our family."

Ms van Heerden believes autumn is the most beautiful time of the year, with many residents of Toowoomba out and about enjoying the cooler temperatures and capturing photos of the changing season.

"There are four beautiful coloured trees here at Queens Park, and there were lots of people here in Toowoomba lining up to take photos on their iPhones of those four trees, because one side was red and the other side green, it looks really cool," she said.

Toowoomba is set for another sunny day today, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 21C and the Bureau of Meteorology predicted slightly warmer temperatures in the southeast, with Brisbane hitting 25C, and showers predicted along the Sunshine Coast.