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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Where have all the . . . leaves gone?

Familiarize yourself with my header picture, will you?
Notice the broken-top spruce near the bottom right of the photo.

Got it?
Okay, now scroll down:

I took this picture this morning!


  1. Wow, talk about a dramatic change! The current picture looks a little too much like November. :o(

  2. Brrr! I agree with Mama Pea - looks like cold! We had a LOT of leaves blow off this AM, but not that many! Hope your day was lovely!

  3. Does that mean you are knee deep in leaves now??

  4. Wow! But the bright side is more solar gain, right? :)

  5. Mom & Patty, I've lost so many leaves up here that "bleak November" come early is EXACTLY what I thought the other day! While I feel like we're enjoying a nice (long) fall, the leaves do seem to have gone sooner this year. 'Course, we had an early spring, too, so that does go hand-in-hand.

    Jen, Mom forwarded me her copy of 'Separation Anxiety' last night - can't wait for the time to read it! (If only it were on audio!)

    Erin, ha! Lovely, positive thought, but all trees anywhere near the solar panels get taken down . . . so there *IS* no infringement on solar gain when the trees are fully leafed out. :)

  6. We also lost a huge number of leaves yesterday.

    Love, Dad

  7. It's just now starting to get pretty here in our neck of the woods. It's sad that you're done already!!

  8. ours look good now, but we have 3 good days of rain coming, so I think I should take a lot of photos this weekend to hold me over until next fall!


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