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.

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Laleh Chini says:

    Especially this year, leaves fell faster.

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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      1. Laleh Chini says:

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

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        1. anne leueen says:

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

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          1. Laleh Chini says:

            That awesome, we are close to each other.

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  2. kinge says:

    Beautiful pictures

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  3. 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?

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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    2. anne leueen says:

      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. 😆

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      1. That’s what happens! Stay warm, Anne!

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  4. dprastka says:

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

      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!

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

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  6. Emma Cownie says:

    Wow! What a difference those leaf blowers make!

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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  7. 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.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      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!

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  8. Amy says:

    The Leaves Last Dance, how beautiful!

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  9. cigarman501 says:

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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  10. 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

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

      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.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Yup! We have some snow tonight!

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

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          2. anne leueen says:

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

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