Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My World Tuesday

My World is currently made of leaves, leaves everywhere in great and glorious golden abundance. With a fully loaded Cottonwood, huge Native Elm and Maple surrounding us, the ensuing fall-out has overtaken us.

(By the way, the shot above involved me lying flat on my stomach amongst all the leaves for about 20 minutes as I snapped away. Who knows what the neighbours would have thought had they seen me - "what's that crazy Brit' doing now?")

They have suddenly taken over my home, last week my path to the garage was even blocked by a huge leaf-bank! Once we had grass in our backyard, now we just have leaves!

So this weekend the Hubster decided to take back our world. With the help of a neighbouring child keen to earn pocket money, a blower and his mulcher.....he set about regaining control. 23 full, mulched bags later we can once again see our lawn!

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23 comments:

Carver said...

Your world looks a lot like my world except my leaves are still everywhere. Good thing I like the leaves although I will need to chop them eventually. I love the shots of your leaves covering your landscape.

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's an awful lot of leaves. I guess I should stop complaining about not having many signs of autumn around here. :-)

Carletta said...

That could be my yard at the moment!
We've mulched twice and need to do it again.

Maria said...

Oh yes, that's an awful lot of leaves you have there! Now I understand that you are "obsessed" :)
Thank you for your visit and your nice comment on my walk through the leaves!
Have a nice week!

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LeenaM said...

This was three weeks ago here, this leaves show :)
Trees are giving more and more leaves every year and we are getting older and older - not good combination, we are thinking to cut some of our birches and maples of our backyard.

Your post gave to me a good mood, thank you!

fishing guy said...

Sarah: What an mighty large amount of leaves you have to handle. You now have grass again.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The leaves are hard to keep up with this time of year!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Nature. Good your World report.

alicesg said...

Very interesting post about the leaves. It really looked like a huge carpet but it sure looked like a lot of work clearing those leaves. Happy Tuesday to you.

dot said...

I love walking through crunchy leaves but I know what a lot of work it is getting them picked up. Bet you are glad that job is over and done!

uncleawang said...

Thank You for droping by and kind of words from you.Well,that normal for photographer like us sometime to get better focus or subject we need to lie down(like you did).But anyhow you have a great shoot there and its beautiful.

Gattina said...

That's why I also hate automn ! When you think you have finished, it starts all over again, lol !

antigoni said...

It's Winter alright! You have a lot work to do with these leaves.

Mojo said...

I feel your pain. I've got quite an investment in "exfoliating equipment" for my world. Blowers, chipper/shredder/vaccuum... It's the same battle every year, and one I never actually win.

So your world looks exactly like mine (and Carver's). Except the "fallout" is only beginning here in NC. By this weekend though I expect a full-on assault. And I'll be fighting the last of the resistance until probably January or early February.

John said...

Beautiful captures!
Thanks for sharing your part.

Pernille said...

I love leaves:) It's fun to take photos of it. But that's an awfull lot of leaves in your place;)

jean said...

Love the shots & the story! How true.

Jeanne said...

hehe have to giggle over your first shot. That's so something I would do as well. We've had the town clearing leaves around the town common area these last couple days. I'll miss their crunch underfoot but not the slip sliding when they're wet.

ChrissyM said...

Your world looks a lot like my world. Great shots and story!

Shannon said...

Looks like a lot of work. Now I need to get off my bum and do the same.. :)

Texas Travelers said...

Yep!
Looks about right.

I need to mulch mine again here in Ft. Worth.

Troy

Texas Travelers said...

PS: I forgot to say I like the photos and idea for the post.

Troy