Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Leaves Must Fall



I don't know what it is about falling leaves that I enjoy so much.  


Maybe it is watching them float to the ground, like snow, that makes it such a peaceful season for me.  




Perhaps it is the crunchy sound underfoot that I enjoy so much.  Maybe it is the memory of my children playing in them.  

Secret Agent Farmer Man likes to mow over them, but I would let them pile up to the roof top.  




"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."  

Emily Bronte  






36 comments:

  1. I'm in SAM corner on this one. Mow the suckers!

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  2. i like the crunch underfoot and the aromas that waft up - the earthy smells of autumn.

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  3. Fall, a perfect season that brings back more memories than almost any other. Too bad it's such a short colorful time. Summer cannot be left out of the equation. Great bokeh in the first image.

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  4. We only get aggravated by them here. Our oaks trees shed all year, but have two heavy "molting" seasons. The leaves are tiny and they get tracked into the house ALL THE TIME. Drives me crazy. Ours are not pretty, either. Happy that our lawn service mulches them into the lawn.

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  5. It is indeed a lovely time of the year.....:)

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  6. It is also maybe the feeling of calming down. After a crazy summer heat and fun, everybody includingg leaves have to calm down, spend some time reflecting and before a fully white covered earth comes, enjoy the vibrant colors of nature.

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  7. Love the star! For me it's definitely the sound of crunching!

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  8. Fall - My absolute favorite time of year . . .

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  9. I prefer to leave them as well...but they get mowed ;-).

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  10. We are of like minds when it comes to autumn leaves -- love 'em. Living in Florida now, I sure do miss the fall colors and the crunch, crunch, crunch underfoot of all the fallen leaves. I'm heading up north next week…and hope to enjoy what remains of the colors…and falling leaves.

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  11. I sweep them up and put them back in the garden, we have leaves everywhere this morning a big wind last night and it's spring here.
    Merle..........

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  12. I love falling leaves, as well. And, I am with you.... don't mow them into little bitty pieces, please.

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  13. Nothing like playing in the leaves!!

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  14. October is the most difficult month for me to decide whether to remain up north with the wonderful foliage or to go south where it is warm, dry and clear. Florida usually wins. But, leaving the leaves or mowing them are not options in a suburban setting like my Northern home. Up there, they must be raked and bagged and taken away . . . a big, expensive nuisance.

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  15. I agree I like falling leaves especially on a windy day . I think this is my favorite part of fall

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  16. Beautiful! I love walking through them and hearing them crunch under my feet, or looking outside and seeing them fall like rain off our tree out back. There's always tomorrow for sweeping them up. Only a little time to enjoy the moment :)

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  17. Ha ha, s.a.m. just doesn't have that nostalgic feeling when it comes to falling/fallen leaves - I guess someone has to be the practical one in that case. Certainly seems to be a popular topic amongst bloggers - and with good reason.

    The only leaves I clean up are the ones clogging the outflow from the upper pond - I let the wind take care of the rest (no worries about the neighbors since the closest ones are 1/2 mi. away).

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  18. I look at leaves falling on you as angel kisses.

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  19. I was pushing a wheelbarrow into the woods this afternoon. The WB was filled with cutback plants from our gardens. As I walked up the path, the crunch . . . plus the wind tossing around bunches of leaves reminded me once again . . . how beautiful this season. I hope I will feel this way after days of clean up. Wish we could just let the leaves lay there and the wind toss them wherever . . .

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  20. Chopping them up in the mower is more fun than raking and hauling!

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  21. As a child I love to walk and run through them, kicking them as I went, now I just walk through them, kicking them up!!

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  22. I love how pretty they look falling from the trees. Love your stars. xo Karen

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  23. Your pictures are beautiful and the Bronte quote is perfect.

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  24. Leaving them is more poetic, but I would really enjoy mowing them!

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  25. Loved watching my kids play in the leaves!

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  26. natures "free" decorations...just like snow!! so pretty and makes for some great images!!!

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  27. Oh you are right...there's just something about those leaves...floating down. Beautiful photos!

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  28. Love leaves too, my 2 year old grandson and I found a few colorful ones this morning and glued them on some paper alongside an acorn!

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  29. I'd love mine better if the grass underneath wasn't so shaggy! I need to mow up ours probably tonight as well...

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  30. Fall leaves are nice, except when you have tons like I do and have to rack them up.

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  31. Your photos and reflections brought back fond memories of playing in the leaves to me as well!

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  32. I would love to have a yard of fallen leaves, but what I have instead is fallen pine needles. Not so pretty or fun to look at.

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  33. I love the yard covered with leaves, but for some strange reason I also enjoy mowing them. It's almost like I am cleaning the yard waiting for the next picture to develop :)

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