The Leaves Last Dance!

This is my final entry to Dawn’s Festival of Leaves. Today the lads who cut our grass came to clear off the fallen leaves. One has a big leaf blower and blows the leaves to the south edge of our property. The leaves danced across the driveway as if they were happy not to be left fading on the lawn.

Then the other lad comes with a smaller leaf blower and blows the leaves into the field next to us. This was a corn field until yesterday when the farmers came with their huge combine harvester and the corn was cut and harvested . So the leaves were happy to go into the field and add their compostable fiber to the earth of the field.

Finally here is our leaf free lawn. Our neighbours across the road have not removed their leaf carpet yet. But you can see the naked maple trees standing bare and waiting for the first snowfall.


Posted

in

by

Comments

39 responses to “The Leaves Last Dance!”

  1. da-AL Avatar

    I love how poetic & pretty you’ve made this post ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you very much for this comment!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. da-AL Avatar

        your idea of dancing is perfect — & the music is the rustlings… ❤

        Liked by 1 person

        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Thank you! It is true the rustling is a music to my ears.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Laleh Chini Avatar

    Especially this year, leaves fell faster.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes they did. But they had such vibrant colors while.they were here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Laleh Chini Avatar

        I agree, we’ve been having the most beautiful fall this year too.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. anne leueen Avatar

          I live just North of Toronto so in the country we have had a really wonderful spectacle.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Laleh Chini Avatar

            That awesome, we are close to each other.

            Liked by 1 person

  3. kinge Avatar

    Beautiful pictures

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Yay, a festival of leaves and dancing! The most fun any of us have had! Gorgeous lawn you have, Anne! Soon to be covered with snow?

    Liked by 3 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes . Not this week but soon. Thanks for taking the time to comment Terri.

      Liked by 2 people

    2. anne leueen Avatar

      Well wouldn’t you know…I say not this week and I look out the window and there it is! Snow! About one inch has come down tonight. 😆

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        That’s what happens! Stay warm, Anne!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. dprastka Avatar

    Such beautiful photos! It’s just so pretty there and am glad you shared your festival of leaves! ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Diana They have been beautiful and it is sad to see them go. Today it has been dreary with high winds and a bit of snow late afternoon. Shades of things to come!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Oh I can feel step by step the feel the season is bringing, thank you for sharing maa

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Emma Cownie Avatar

    Wow! What a difference those leaf blowers make!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      They are very handy and a lot faster and easier than raking leaves.

      Like

  8. Sagittarius Viking Avatar

    So pretty! And how awesome that the leaves are used to improve the soil on the cornfield next door! Genius! I hope you are enjoying a marvellous weekend.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes it is good to know that even when they have fallen they still have a good purpose. Tbe timing was perfect with the corn having been harvested the night before. I hope your weekend is good too . I read about your new apartment and how it is in an environmentally sound building. Excellent!

      Like

  9. Amy Avatar

    The Leaves Last Dance, how beautiful!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Amy!

      Like

  10. cigarman501 Avatar

    Beautiful photos and words. We are not quite there but it won’t be long.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. Seasons move on whether we like it or not. I appreciate your comment!

      Like

  11. Robert Parker Avatar

    I’m glad to see them going into the cornfield. all of the leaves should be composted, mulched, or tilted into the ground, not hauled off to landfills, that’s craziness. I like your last dance idea, although the music is a bit noisy! the

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes it is a raucous white noise! But thr leaves didn’t seem to mind.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    What a splendid image with the notion of a dancing leaf? Waltz, fox trot, or perhaps jitter bug?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Ah! Yes. Certainly fox trot. And maybe combination of all three dances.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. susiesopinions Avatar

    Summer 2 days ago, winter today 🤣🤣 you know what Florida is like.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Well its -7 Celsius here this morning with sunshine and frost everywhere. Brrrr….

      Like

  14. Dawn M. Miller Avatar

    Oh no….so soon?
    This, to me, is the fastest season.
    Thanks for participating.
    I love this title, btw.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for having the Festival. It gave me a great reason to get out and photograph the stunning colors we have had this year. It is -7 Celsius here this morning . Sunny but everything frost covered.

      Like

        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Yup! We have some snow tonight!

          Like

          1. Dawn M. Miller Avatar

            It’s turned cold here over night. But thankfully no snow. IDC if we ever get snow again, tbh.

            Liked by 1 person

          2. anne leueen Avatar

            Snow here this morning but warming up by the end of this week..

            Liked by 1 person

I’d love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: