Wednesday, 25 April 2007

It's been a Full-On Week.


I once posted a shot of our driveway, lined with lush, green, Pin Oak trees last Summer. This photo, taken this morning, shows the soft Autumn hues of the leaves as they gently fall to the ground. Winter is only slowly approaching and we are looking forward to some rain.

Nothing much else to report, really.

If you click on this photo, you can see the lovely Autumn leaves of the 'Quercus Palustris'.

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

We had a mature pin oak but had it removed because it was planted too close to the house foundation. I did it and realized it was too late to move. Anyway, I remember the Pin Oak leaves stick to everything and are difficult to get out of shrubbery. It provided some shade for the house though. I like your photograph -- it brings back memories.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Rob said...
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Rob said...

Sorry had to delete first draft... too many typos.

The lovely Autumn leaves of the 'Quercus Palustris' are indeed beautiful but I do hope Mme's 'Cactus Transonavolvo' will spring back into full bloom in the not too distant future.

Irina said...

I would never expect to see so bright of real autumn colours in subtropical climate!

M.Benaut said...

M. le President,
Our driveway is lined with about 15 of these and they are most colourful in Autumn. The ground is now covered with masses of leaves.

Rob,
'Volvo transmiseratis cactus' has unfortunately developed 'sic transit gloria mundi' !

Irina,
We have had almost no rain for months here in South Australia You can see how dry the earth is.

Жизнь очень в по-разному дорогах в Москва.
I hope this is correct !!!

Monica said...

I knew I shouldn't have parked just anywhere... now there goes my car being towed...

M.Benaut said...

Monica,
You are observant !
Madame's car had transmission failure on Sat. night while driving to my sister's house, 65 kilometres away. We arrived at 11pm. At least the stars were brilliant and the sounds of the 'Bush', - so silent.

dive said...

I keep forgetting it's autumn down there in the real world, MB.
Beautiful oak.
But it kinda clashes with the breakdown truck; you should have asked them to send a green one.

Monica said...

I was just joking about the car M.B.! Seems to me you and Mme. took advantage of the situation on Sat. while looking at the stars in the middle of nowhere...!

lynn said...

Yes how odd it is to think of Autumn! Beautiful colours, M. Benaut. There's even a xmas tree in the foreground! Yay.

lynn said...

I know it's not really a time for laughter, but if you fancy a giggle, a bit of light relief, the lavatorial talk at PDP is quite humorous tonight . Hope you're both ok.

Terroni said...

The leaves are beautiful!
How's the temperature in your neck of the woods?

clo. said...

M.Benaut. I just got back from a one week vacation and found out about your loss. I did leave a message on your posting of April 24.

I like Madame Benaut's car (Volvo) I think they are great cars. We used ours to go to Oregon, a state to the north of California.

beej & Zach said...

Zach who is sitting next to me and has seen the picture says "bloody Volvo driver"!!!!! how about that for a 9 year old. Sorry Uncle Ian and Auntie. He says that he loves you though.

Mme Benaut said...

And we love him too! Ich liebe dich Zach. Hi Maman! I'd forget the "driver" and just say "bloody Volvo"!

Mme Benaut said...

Hi Terroni - thanks for visiting us again, it's always a treat. The temperature is warm during the day but cool to cold at night. Autumn is a beautiful season as the cold winds of spring are absent and the rain is always welcome after a thirsty summer. Hope you are enjoying spring up there, around the world a bit and in the northern hemisphere.

And Clo. - welcome back and thank you for your kind thoughts.
Monica - it was a perfect opportunity I admit but it was a lost one - too much occasional traffic.