Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Red Leaf

It's been dungeon dark today with intermittent rain. I walked outside a few times today at work to try and snap a picture for tonight's blog, but the sun seemed to be playing hide-and-seek. Later this evening before going home a downpour splattered on the cobblestone outside my window. I knew it would be an archive kind of night.

When I got home I scanned back through pictures from last year and came across this picture of a sweet gum leaf doing what it does best.

It made me think of the old saying, "Red leaf in morning, SAILOR YOU'RE TOO DAMN CLOSE TO THE SHORE!!!!!!!!" 

Sorry, I couldn't resist.



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11 comments:

  1. The Gum do produce a pretty color, but I am not proud of it's balls.
    On another subject, you are rite about that sailor. LOL Good one!

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  2. Your sweet gum we know as liquid amber. Whatever the name they are beautiful.
    Snorting at your red leaf ditty.

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  3. Never heard that expression but It gave me a giggle.
    Lisa

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  4. Nope I haven't ever heard that saying either, but I surely do appreciate the red leaves that brighten these rainy days!

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  5. Pretty leaf. First time I hear that quote. I heard of the one that says, Red sky at night sailors's delight, red sky in the morning, sailors, take warning.

    I hope your day is a sailor's delight. Who need gloomy skies.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. I made that saying up. It hit me as I typed the note :)

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  7. So THAT'S why it didn't sound right!!

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    1. Yep. Any time you read something on my blog that doesn't sound quite right, you know it's something I pulled out of my....well, let's just sady I made it up.

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  8. Our experience here is the same with the amazing leaves! Here, we also get "'spike balls" later. Love your rewrite of the old saying.

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  9. You are funny with the sailor’s warning...love this leaf!

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