Thursday, November 21, 2013

That Time Of Year


Once the oak leaves begin to fall


 you know that it won't be long


before 'the white stuff'


will be here.


Bring it on! We're ready!




22 comments:

  1. I hate snow. It just disrupts everything here. It's so unpredictable. At least in really cold places you know it's staying and it's worth putting chains on your tyres and cutting a path through it, but here it comes and goes, warms up just enough during the day to create a thin layer of ice on top, then freezes into a skating rink overnight. The run-off puts a nice thin layer over everything you've cleared too. Brrrrrrrrrrr!

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    1. We lived on the west coast of Canada for a few years AJ and this is what happened there every winter! People freaking out and not knowing how to handle a little snow and ice. We are so used to this in most other parts of Canada that it becomes automatic every fall to get ready.....as do the towns and cities with their snow/ice removal systems in place .

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  2. Hi Y'all!

    Oh what beautiful shadows and leaf contrast! Love it!

    We have already had snow here in the mountains. It isn't laying here at 4000 ft., but you can bet my Human is anxious to get back to the shore before it does. It did lay for awhile at the higher elevations.

    Y'all come by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Hawk, you all better get back to sea level ASAP!

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  3. i LOVE snow! i think we are getting some tonight!

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  4. beautiful photos-the grass looks like plush carpet

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    1. Actually Kathy that 'grass' is a gravel path in the park. But I see now how it could be a carpet of grass.Oh you artists!! lol

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  5. To my surprise, we've had a few leaves turn color and fall, which usually doesn't happen until January. The only white stuff at my house is dog hair.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. LOL! Our snow doesn't usually start in earnest till late December and runs till April....usually. Who knows?

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  6. Lovely images, Jim! Leaves are down. Heating is working. Garden is at rest. New tires are on. I guess we're ready, too. Not that I have a choice in the matter...hahaha...!

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    1. Check! Funny how 'we Canadians' automatically go through that check list every year!!

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    1. Thanks Fiona! These photos were taken in the park the other day along a gravel path where they stood out.

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  8. So glad you're ready... and I'm not there! Years back, we had a huge stand of very old oak trees near our house. We'd rake and rake and rake and rake. One specific tree would hold onto its leaves until everything else was bare. Then, we'd rake again.

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    1. AND, they take the longest to break down in the compost pile! One tough tree specimen I'd say!
      One advantage living in the 'country', one never rakes or at least has that pressure to do so.....until spring if it all hasn't broken down already....except for those oak leaves!! lol

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  9. Here in Michigan, we leave the leaves on the oak trees until spring. Just how we do it.

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    1. Hey Stew, I'l have a few of those please!!

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  10. Hold on there!!
    I AM NOT READY!!
    Mentally speaking, that is...
    The coats, sweaters, boots, etc are close-by
    but I'm not ready/willing/happy about seeing snow for months ahead...
    But you already knew that!!!
    I also noticed those this week as they litter the streets.
    always loved their shape.
    Even took one for the cats to sniff...
    :D~
    HUGZ

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    1. Who is ever ready for our Canadian winters Bruno?! We just have to 'bite the bullet'! And find all those beautiful photos to take!!

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