THE LAST AUTUMN FOLIAGE

The day before all the leaves fell from the trees was beautiful. Garry wasn’t up to going out — his shoulder has a nerve issue and he’s getting a cortisone shot for it next week. But the sun was out and filtering through the leaves in our woods in mid-afternoon. I just grabbed my little camera and went out. Shot half a dozen pictures of the sun filtering through the oak trees. 

I did not know that these would be the last pictures of the leaves this year. Autumn was so short … just three weeks from when the leaves changed to disappearing. Now, it’s very cold outside. It will warm up a bit, but fall ended abruptly. Overnight. These are my last two pictures from Autumn 2017, taken November 8th. Our oak woods.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

33 thoughts on “THE LAST AUTUMN FOLIAGE”

    1. Our heat is up and we both feel better. I hadn’t realized how the damp and cold was getting to us. It’s not exactly cozy in here … but for us, this IS cozy! Wasn’t that strange? Most of the leaves were still up, at least all of the oaks … and whoosh, by morning, gone. Strangest autumn end I’ve ever seen.

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  1. Autumn ended abruptly here a few days ago. At Halloween hardly any leaves had fallen. That’s bad since I can no longer rake them up. I even picked raspberries in the late October, a rare occurrence. Now we have had snow and everything will be coming down this week. I am hoping it warms up enough for me to bribe a neighbor to rake.

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        1. My son has a big “clean up machine” that he brings over by truck. And he did it. The next day, an entirely NEW load of leaves fell and since then, another wave … so you’d never know anything had been cleared. We have too many trees. Too many.

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            1. Used old fashion method yesterday. the old, decrepit and savvy southpaw used big broom to sweep leaves deader than many MLB bats off the back porch. Using video for new contract.

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    1. No, not much of an autumn at all. We didn’t even get color till the third week in October — which is very late since we usually get at least the beginning of color in September. And now, before mid November, gone. I hope that doesn’t signal an awful winter to come.

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  2. It was raining leaves on me at the park Thursday… I tried getting some pictures of that, but the falling leaves just seem to blend in with everything else. I think most of the leaves will still be around for a bit longer… we’ve been flirting with cold the past two weeks, but have barely even had a true frost yet. I’m not even sure the grass has died yet, which I’ve been hoping for since the last time I cut it in August…

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    1. We went from summer to winter in a day. 70 degrees to 30 degrees and all the leaves just fell off. Garry and I finally got a few thousand oak leaves off the deck today. It’ll warm up again, a bit, but autumn came late and ended really FAST.

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