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Autumn Hasn't Left


It's winter but the ornamental pear tree on the front yard doesn't think so. For the past few weeks, it has been slowly shedding its colorful autumn leaves. I love the warm yellow and red colors on the ground. I've already raked twice. Maybe I'll rake once more just so they won't be flying over to the neighbors' yards or into the gutter and clog up the storm drain. Not thoroughly though. I think the leaves make a warm cover for the bulbs, tubers, and seeds that are in the soil beneath them. Not to say, the dried leaves will turn into lovely mulch and soil come Spring.



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  1. pretty much all of ours have no color left

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    1. Soon, tiny green leaves will be appearing. I love the first sight of them.

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  2. What is nice is that the last weeks our "grass" turned somewhat greenish:) Got sidetracked by your side bar ... I missed your birthday!

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    1. Patches of grass have sprung up already. I'm letting them come up to pull out later. :-)

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  3. How nice to have a pear tree in the garden. The birds must adore it.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. This one is an ornamental pear, meaning no fruit. But there are lots of fruit for the birds in the back yard.

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  4. Such a pretty photo ~ snow here so your Autumn colors are wonderful! Love your bike in pic below ~

    Happy Week ahead to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. That's Tilda-Hilda, the pink bike, in a summer photo from 2 years ago. She hasn't been out for a spin in a very long time.

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  5. They also prevent moisture loss, which in your neck of the woods is a good thing ... Our landlady gets a bit twitchy when the leaves are on the ground for too long. but I think there are still a few out there at the moment, hidden under the snow and ice. :)

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    1. More reason for me to rake one more time so that the rain can seep into the ground easily.

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  6. all that gorgeous gold - doesn't it make you feel wealthy?
    I sat with a young lady today who found luscious crayon colors for a picture she was creating while waiting for her parents . . . she picked gold and some other sparkling colors . . . we would have marveled over your yard . . . colors.

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    1. I do feel rich! I love your story about the young lady. Sparkle, sparkle.

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  7. It looks like a beautiful fall day at your home. Here is is a pretty winter day.

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    1. Today, with the rain, feels more like winter. Hurrah!

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)

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