Tuesday, March 19, 2013

As Is The Custom This Time Of Year


I swear oak leaves must be made of leather!


Actually I know this to be a fact. 
These are usually the last of the leaves to 'break down' in our compost pile,
sometimes taking over two years to do so.'


Here they were yesterday resting along a little stream soaking up sunshine and water.


They caught my attention as they were 'wearing' the only colour available in the park.


It will be spring officially this time tomorrow and it was good to see this running stream.....
a very good sign.


And as is the custom here in Nova Scotia winter is so desperately holding on for dear life!


The weather forecast for this week is to be prepared for two snow storms 
with only a day between the two.


We are hardy folk here in this part of the world.
And it really isn't as bad as that.



25 comments:

  1. Those are lovely shots! Amazing how the leaves manage to survive anything.

    Snow blizzard here today too!

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    1. Like you Fiona, we are embracing our winter here. Easier that way.

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  2. It's amazing how tough those leaves are. Spring tomorrow, huh? You wouldn't know it by looking outside my window this morning. It looks like it's the middle of winter...lots and lots of snow out there! Old man winter is not leaving easily!

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    1. I think we are getting what you have gotten Martha! Thanks a bunch for sending it this way!!
      You are right...winter is not leaving peacefully like it did last year. Remember?

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  3. You captured the gorgeous, and like you say, the only color around, so beautifully. I love how you see beauty in ordinary things.

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    1. Thanks Chania. The path was heavily shadowed as we were walking along and the sun in the western sky was finding holes through which to shine.....on this stream. The leaves 'popped'.

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  4. It seems that everything about the oak is durable and long-lasting!

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    1. Genetically coded I guess to withstand whatever comes its way. Gee, I wonder if 'that' could be 'bottled'!! lol

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  5. Love the burnt sienna and copper colours Jimbo!

    If I had my druthers ~~~ NO SNOW PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!

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    1. Then, who has your druthers!! lol

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  6. Seasons will not be dictated by a calendar or a groundhog.
    One thing we know, is that there will be snow.
    Hardy, just like those leaves, we hang on until the sun shines again.
    And it will.
    It will shine again.

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    1. Now you tell me Stew! lol
      Yes, we are a going to get more snow starting tomorrow and ending Friday. It is all OK...best to 'join em' I guess.

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  7. Hello Jim,
    Beautiful pictures, I have always loved the shape of oak leaves. The colours are varied and wonderful for it. Thanks.
    Ivan

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    1. They have that 'classic' shape, don't they Ivan, which is readily recognized. Funny though how their leaf colours are hardly noticeable in the fall when 'other' tree leaves are more vibrant....at least around here.

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  8. We're in for a cold spell with snow too. Where is that darn Spring, anyway?

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    1. So are we here! My grandmother always said: 'Patience is a virtue.' But sometimes enough IS enough!

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  9. The beautiful light really makes them stand out.

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    1. It sure did Pat. Just enough sunlight shining through.

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  10. we have a winter storm headed right toward us tomorrow. I live in the woods with oaks and hickory-and your right the leaves must be made of lather-as they do last a very very long. Loved how you captured them in your photos

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    1. Hi Kathy! We have mostly Maples here and Birch, so the Oak leaves really stand out.

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  11. Here, people were swimming and sunbathing, exercising on the beach, and wearing very little clothing. We are hardy folk here as well.

    Beautiful leaf photos!

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    1. LOL!! OK OK...I get the point!! Our day will come here....I am SURE of it!

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  12. Winter isn't done with us yet, but spring is getting it's foot in the door!

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  13. Hi Jim...thank you for noticing I was in Germany, I wrote a little update. I been busy getting my Life sorted out, I'm hoping for the best. Gabi

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  14. We may be hardy here too but 31 cm on the last "official" day of Winter is a tad exasperating. We're fed up!!!

    Nice pics, btw!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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