Thursday, December 6, 2012

falling


It's been raining in earnest the last two weeks or so but we still need rain because it hasn't been raining water but leaves.

We weren't home even 24 hours last week and while we were gone the trees shed their leaves in earnest.

They had been dropping for weeks but not really serious about it.


Now, the yard lays under a blanket.


oak, pecan, maple, and tallow


gingko



15 comments:

Friko said...

There you are, now you have the makings of a compost heap, at least the beginnings of one. You’ll get a decent mulch to cover growing beds when the sun scorches the rest of the ground in a few months' time.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

One of my best childhood memories, raking up leaves for the compost heap. Loved the smell and all the insects, worms and creatures hiding in them!

TexWisGirl said...

i was wondering what state you lived in as i certainly hadn't seen a whiff of rain up here! :)

yes, the winds tore off most of ours this past week or so, too.

The Bug said...

I love pictures of leaves on the ground. Which is strange because fall generally makes me sad (I do NOT like the Circle of Life one little bit!).

rosaria williams said...

I love to see all those leaves! Here, with winds, they don't get a chance to lie around much.

Joanne Noragon said...

That's a lotta work looking back up at you.

Hilary said...

It's a lot of work but it sure does look pretty. And it beats snow. ;)

Linda Sue said...

Ginkos are rare here- there is one up on the University grounds and one in the park, I love their leaves! Your yard looks cozy in its blanket.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Ginkgo? Wow...! So cool
Hugs
SueAnn

Mr. Charleston said...

Chinese tallow out there too huh? Beautiful but terribly invasive. A real problem here in Florida. But then, there are so many immigrants here it's sometimes hard to tell what's native anymore.

Pearl said...

Looks like work to me!

Pearl

jane.healy said...

Playing catch up again - all the leaves have been down for a few weeks now over here - and do you know I think I must have blinked and missed seeign it happen.

Dianne said...

the gingko leaves are the pretty
a lovely yellow blanket
until you have to rake of course

thanks so much for the youtube birthday present ;)
it made my day

Reya Mellicker said...

That is some serious leaf fallout.

I'm so glad you got a break from your work.

Snowbrush said...

I had to look up tallow. I see that it's what we used to call the popcorn tree in Mississippi. I don't recall seeing them in Oregon, although many Southern trees (sweet gums and magnolias, for example) do very well here where planted, although they never seem to find their way to the woods.