Saturday, September 10, 2016

Autumn leaves are brown

I once believed cold weather and an early frost were prerequisites for autumn leaves, but with cooler weather still weeks away, the falling leaves are brown.

On our walk down the path behind the barn, we faced an obstacle course of spider webs strung across the path to trap unsuspecting moths and other flying critters but what they catch most often is my walking stick.

On the way back up the hill, Jilda was ahead of me with the dogs in her wake. The path, which is hard-packed clay mixed with sand, served as a backdrop for Mother Nature's confetti. I thought the contrast was striking.


  1. I always love to see the arboreal firework display. We have noted that water (and particularly lack of it) can provoke an early autumn as much as the changing light.

  2. The leaves around here are already starting to show golden hints of fall.

  3. No!! Im not done with vacations yet. Slow Autumn down!

  4. Ah but nature is about to put on a show! One with beauty unparalleled in some areas.

  5. "... and the sky is grey." (Channeling Michelle Phillips/Cass Elliot.)

    I love this photo!

  6. I do hope for some color this fall. Last year was a sudden brown and then bare trees.

  7. I have a lot of brown leaves and twigs on the ground following the recent tropical storm. Why do I have so many cobwebs in my garage this year?


  8. Anonymous1:40 PM

    Amazing colors!!

  9. Summer seems to be losing it's hold. After the past hot week we're heading into more seasonal stuff. 48de is suppose to be the low tonight! I've watched the leaves falling and I've been cleaning them out of our little pool. I'll be closing it up this week and bidding the Summer swims a good-bye. I know it's been brutal down there and I hope some cool breezes come your way! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog too, it means alot to me.

  10. As it warms up here we are seeing more lovely green leaves and less of the lovely brown leaves

  11. Yes spider webs are everywhere and I have found the leaves changing around here too!


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