FALLEN LEAVES

Dirt. I’ve been in a life and death struggle with grit, sand, dust and leaves … for years. Living in a woods, the amount of dirt ever-present in the air and on the ground is hard to believe. And then, there are the leaves.

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The majestic oak trees with which we are surrounded drop millions of leaves every year. Many, we leave in situ. There’s no place to put them anyway. They mulch the garden and turn to humus on the floor of the woods.

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The dogs track them in and are sometimes so covered with them, they look like snipers disguising themselves as they set their targets.

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Living in the woods is wonderful. And very dirty. We fight back, but we lose. In a good period, we hold our own and make minor headway again the encroaching rubble of nature. Such is the way of woodland living.

DEEP GREEN RIVER

A Photo a Week Challenge: Get Your Green On

Green for St. Patrick’s Day … and green for the coming spring. Even though the weather gurus are predicting snow for tomorrow night, I don’t believe it. Maybe we’ll have a few flakes, but nothing can stop nature. She’s moving forward away from winter with an unstoppable force.

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It was the deepest green day of the summer and the Canada Geese were out in force.

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The river was green by reflection of the trees and the brown backs of the geese only emphasized the color.

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I don’t think it would dare snow, not now! And if, by some strange quirk of fate it does, it will melt in a day. The time for snow has passed.

KITCHEN STILLS IN BLACK & WHITE

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: STUFF IN THE KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM

From Cee: This week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CB&W) topic is Kitchen and Dining Room Items.  You can show tables, chair, dishes, appliances, food, silverware or utensils, sinks, stoves, etc.  Use your imagination and have some fun along the way.

Our kitchen, in the early part of the afternoon. A time of soft light, and busyness. Corn beef cooking on the stove top. Peace reigns.

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Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge Badge