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Friday, October 10, 2014

Red Leaves


These are the first Autumn leaves I've found this year -- found in the middle of September but I'm just now getting around to showing them what with one thing and another.

I remember the day -- it was cloudy and I was surrounded by green everywhere.  Looking down at my feet I spied a red leaf, laying there in all its glory.  I looked up but could not see where it might have come from - probably blown away in one of our rainstorms.  A little bit later I found another deep red leaf.  Could this be an omen of a beautiful Fall coming our way?

"October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.  It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again." - Hal Borland

4 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at the way the trees turn colors. You would think that an entire tree would begin changing to the beautiful fall shades. But I usually find just one large branch has changed, or one whole side will change and the other side of the tree remains green. Then there are those that never really change color but just kind of wilt away and drop dead leaves. My Sugar Maple in the front yard is starting to turn a brilliant red, a sure sign that it got plenty of water this summer. Yup, it will be pretty in Northern Indiana this fall!
    xx, Carol

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  2. We've just driven through the border country and patches of trees are on the turn and others are still bright green - who knows what is to come...

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  3. What stunning colours! Lots of golds and browns here but very few as vibrant as this.

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  4. Yes indeed, it's been a beautiful fall! Welcome back!

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