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What a strange Autumn!


 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: What a strange Autumn! Reply with quote

What a strange autumn we had. Very mild...

It was so bizarre my apple tree got confused and flowered a few blossoms!! Its not often you see a blossom AND an apple ready to pick on the same tree!

I took this pic a couple of weeks ago and only getting around to posting it now but you can see how muddled the poor tree is, flowering with an apple in the background...



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing ! I have narcissi already pushing shoots above the earth and a few sweet peas still blooming !
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost.

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.

Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?
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