FOTD – November 4 – Almost falling leaves

The view out my front window is beautiful. Still, even a near week into November. Though between yesterday and today, the maple is beginning to drop its leaves. Garry and I were outside clearing the leaves and acorns from the deck, but the oak leaves haven’t even turned brown yet, so they aren’t going to fall anytime soon.

Yesterday afternoon
This afternoon

I was trying to get this picture from the ground, but eventually realized I couldn’t do it. I can see all of this from upstairs, but from the ground, the picture is entirely different. So finally, we cleaned the inside of the window, removing many months of Duke’s dog-nose prints. We can’t do the outside of the window. It’s on the second floor. Not only do we not have a ladder, we don’t have any place to stand one if we did.

So I took the pictures through the window and fortunately, they are pretty clear. Duke can now begin to re-add his nose prints to the window.

Categories: Anecdote, Autumn, cee's photo challenge, Flower of the day, foliage, Photography

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24 replies

  1. When it comes down to it, you just can’t beat nature’s own glorious show. What a view. 🙂


  2. Most of the leaves are on the trees here. I will cut the grass Sunday or Monday which will also get up the leaves that have fallen. It will be 70 Sunday. I don’t think I have ever cut the grass in November.


  3. Your mention of dog-nose prints brings back fond memories of past dogs. Thanks for the little walk down memory lane, Marilyn. I like the many gorgeous autumn-themed posts you’ve been sharing.


    • All of our dogs for the past decade have loved sitting on top of the sofa watching the world through the window. They all did it, from the smallest to the biggest of them. And they know what they are seeing. They really ARE “watch” dogs 😀

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  4. it actually sounds interesting, but I can’t read on the computer. I need either a paperback or on Kindle. If you have some way to send me a Kindle version, that would be great. HOWEVER — I have a long list of books I’ve promised to read and they will come first. One is coming up tomorrow and when I’m done — and review it — then it’s on to the next one in line. But I really can’t read on the computer. My eyes just don’t like it and it isn’t comfortable. Usually I listen to audiobooks in preference to print. My eyes have pretty much had it over the years.


  5. That’s a lovely view from your window. Mine looks onto a water tank!


  6. Looks like they’re almost ready to fall!


    • They are ready to fall. You can’t see it in the pictures, but there are more naked branches today than there were yesterday. We cleaned the deck. It was covered with leaves and acorns. That was just the tip of the mess that will fall in the next few weeks. We live IN the trees. No escape. think the aspen and maples will be bare by next week, but the oaks are still green. They haven’t even gone brown yet. It may be December by the time they come down. This is some bizarre weather we’re having. Not as strange as YOU are having, though, but strange enough. Considering how erratic our weather normally is, that’s saying something.

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      • Our weather is a little more “normal” now than it was — temps in the 60’s and low 70’s, which is pretty much average for this time of year. I think we’ve passed the fire season, although some of the worst have occurred at Thanksgiving time. There is likely to be a cold snap (30’s and 40’s) around Christmas, and then we could have either a chilly winter or a warm winter — wait and see!


        • Last night, the oak leaves turned. We’ve been having freezing nights — which is absolutely normal, though about a month late. I have NO idea what kind of winter we will have. Given the erratic weather patterns and their unpredictability, it’s anyone’s guess.


  7. Duke’s gotta have something to look at!


  8. Marilyn, the color is amazing, and your furry friends are waiting for you to build a small stand for them, for what soul forgets those who feeds them, stay safe, spring is around the corner, cheers


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