RAINY DAY AUTUMN LEAVES – Marilyn Armstrong

November Leaves – FOTD – November 7, 2018


Leaves are everywhere!
Leaves on the glass table
More leaves on the deck
Our western woodland
And the stone frog is showing signs of age
I think we need a little help with the leaves

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

18 thoughts on “RAINY DAY AUTUMN LEAVES – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. The leaves are almost as beautiful on the ground as they were on their trees. I understand the need to keep the ground cleaned off, but I’d want to leave them for a few days!

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    1. It’s supposed to be nice tomorrow, so I have to take some more pictures. We own 2.5 acres and have about 3 million dead leaves. it’s massive! I just need to get them up before it snows. All those leaves under snow? Treacherous to humans, dogs, and cars.

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  2. Like the photo’s. πŸ™‚

    The danger to you is snow mixing with leaves… the danger here is wildfire raging through those leaves.

    We live in decidedly different worlds… in some respects! πŸ˜‰

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  3. This is one of the most glorious bits about autumn…. I love raking them together but bending over a thousand times is killing my back – and I often rake them over the flower beds under the trees, they give a great protection against the cold and slip easily underneath the shrubs and plants. But you’re right, when they are lying at the wrong place they’re a bl…..y nuisance and highly dangerous. We have two lovely and totally impractical meandering ‘walks’ of stepping stones who I avoid like the pestilence when it’s even slightly wet. I’ve fallen too often and hurt myself and one time I won’t be able to get up any more…. But look at those pics – they are really showing off nature at its best!

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  4. There is something about piles of leaves! They conjure up a desire to jump in them as well as a fear of what may be underneath. A hole? An upturned rake? Snakes? Bear traps? Undeniable in their beauty, though. You’ve got good uns! The first two are my special favorites, but all are lush and beautiful.

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    1. I’m just laughing because the idea of jumping into anything is hilarious. A couple of years ago I had a mental breakdown and hopped off the curb into the street … and my back screamed in agony. “Well,” I thought, “That wasn’t well thought out.”

      I have since resisted any form of jumping. But what I remember best is the smell of piles of burning leaves. Until they outlawed the fires, I loved that smell!

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