Monday, October 28, 2013

MONDAY MUSINGS—LEAF FALL





This past weekend we had leaf fall. Kinda like snowfall only with leaves. It’s amazing to watch.

Two days before leaf fall we mowed the lawns and it still had the look of summer with only a touch of color. In the backyard we have a row of Walnut trees, which are usually one of the first to lose their leaves as the nights become longer, and a few maples. There had been very little loss of leaves.

Saturday night we had our first hard frost. As the sun rose everything was sparkling and then the sunlight hit the backyard trees. The leaves started falling like snow. In a matter of hours all the walnut trees were bare and half of the silver maple trees had lost their leaves as well. What was once a bare lawn now has a carpet of leaves two inches thick. You hear the leaves fall, too. There’s a soft snapping and crackling as the leaves release and then fall to the ground. My husband and I took our coffee out on the breezeway and sat on the steps leading down to the backyard and watched. It’s an amazing sight.

didn't do a video of the leaf fall but this short video show what it looks and sounds like when it happens. It’s only one walnut tree dropping leaves and I had five trees and two silver maples. I also had several of my pride of cats out there chasing the leaves. They had a great time. J






WEDNESDAY: Paranormal author, Donna Grant, will be my guest Over Coffee talking about her fabulous Scottish warriors.

FRIDAY: I have Yolanda Renee and her new book.

Be sure to stop by and see what's cooking on Wednesday and Friday. Sure to be fun. J

11 comments:

cleemckenziebooks said...

This is a very special time of year. I love summer, but when fall comes, I appreciate those colors and that snap in the air.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Many of the leaves around here are turning brown on the tree within a day and then falling. Not quite as beautiful.

Johanna Garth said...

I love this time of year even if it does mean my yard can go from green to covered overnight.

L.G. Smith said...

We had wind this weekend which finally did it for most of the trees around here. Kind of a leaf storm you could say.

I do love it though. When I let the dog out last night I could smell the breakdown of the leaves already. All I was missing was a little chimney smoke in the air and I would have been in heaven. :))

~Sia McKye~ said...

Lee--I do too. After the past week cold snap I think we're having our indian summer. It's been warm and golden today.

Alex--no, it's not pretty. Our color has been less than stellar this year.

Johanna--yep.We're waiting for the huge old man oak in the front to drop it's leaves--it's still half green with just a touch of rust. ONce that happens we'll go over it with the lawn mower on mulch to take care of the leaves and make them itty bitty pieces.

Luanne--Oh, I love the smell of woodsmoke.



L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the sound when the wind blows and leaves go everywhere.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Diane--I do too. Add a gorgeous blue sky and sunshine and it's a perfect fall day.

Yolanda Renee said...

I love fall too, it's perfect, the colors the coolness, Halloween, all of it, and it allows you to get cozy! Love being cozy!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh me too, Yolanda. I create foods for cozy and bring out the throws to snuggle in. :-)

Kat Sheridan said...

Oh, you're making me homesick! I missed fall entirely this year, and I do like that snuggly, woodsmoke, and something simmering in the crockpot kind of thing! We're still running the air conditioner during the day. Le sigh.

Jo said...

It is beautiful and the colours are so fantastic. I feel sorry for the people who have to rake though. We can watch it all in the park and enjoy without having to do anything whatsoever.