It’s Beginning To Look A Lot …

Although we (Mrs Widds and I) celebrate the beginning of Winter at Samhain (31st October, here in the northern hemisphere) it doesn’t really ‘feel’ like winter until the Summertree is bare.

A light dusting of leaves on the emerald grass

A light dusting of leaves on the emerald grass

There’s nothing like taking photos in the late afternoon light at this time of year.

Believe it or not, well over a third of her leaves have already fallen

Believe it or not, well over a third of her leaves have already fallen

We made a nice fluffy pillow around her feet for all her beasties to overwinter in without disturbing them too much. The squirrels however, were quite put out that they’d have to relocate their larders from all over the lawn to their new home before the bluejays and crows descended to ‘relocate’ them themselves.

The Summertree hath spoken - Winter is upon us

The Summertree hath spoken – Winter is upon us

This afternoon Mrs Widds raked up the last of the leaves and put them on the garden beds that border the house, so they’re all tucked in too. Although, as is the way with such things, a few strays escaped her rake, and, of course, we await the fall of the Last Leaf, which will grace our altar at Winter Solstice.

Thus does the Summertree become the Wintertree.

18 comments on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot …

  1. What gorgeous trees – we don’t get any autumn compliments where we are – blessed

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    This is quietly beautiful…and so is the tree.

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    Your lovely tree seems to have grown quite a bit since last year…

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  4. I adore the colours of Autumn.

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  5. A goodly measure.

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  6. Jay says:

    Autumn left us abruptly here – we left fall but came home to definitive winter, the ground completely covered in snow that continues even now.

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  7. Yesterday I noticed the yellow leaves from the apple tree covering the pathway. Someone is going to need to get the rake soon. If only Missy Molly’s would sweep them with her tail each day.

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