Monday, November 25, 2013

Goodbye to Autumn

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The leaves are down

upon the ground.

The trees no longer wear

their autumn gowns.

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It’s official. Here in New Jersey autumn, with all its spectacular glory, is over. The trees are bare; our neighbors exposed once more. Johnny was switched over to his winter gear on Thursday. We are still waiting for our final leaves to be blown clear of the yard which will probably happen after Thanksgiving since the guy we have do it is running behind. 

This weekend Rick and I did the final wood chores and it’s all now nicely stacked and waiting to be a future cozy fire. We needed a cozy fire yesterday as it only got up to 27 degrees with a chill wind. Brrrr! We had a little skiff of snow the night before, just enough to coat the grass a little.

This particular tree in Long Pond Ironworks was exceptionally spectacular. I stood underneath it for quite some time just taking it all in. Here are a few more photos of its grandeur.

From afar:

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From underneath:

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Up close and personal:

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I know I haven’t blogged much lately. I used to feel compelled to blog, but I don’t anymore. If I don’t have anything interesting to share I don’t blog. Weird, no? I am not stopping blogging, just blogging as the mood strikes me. It’s almost as if the cabin visit this year rewired my whole system. I see things differently now, and I think for the better. 

Thanksgiving is on Thursday and we are looking forward to sharing our feast with friend Carolyn who will be driving down from Rhode Island. After that, before you know it Christmas will be upon us. This year I am going minimalistic on my decorating and I’m going to have just the lighted garlands on the stair banister and around the doorways as I always do and the tree itself. Simple. Pared down. Just like other things in my life.

To end my series of photos of Ms. Magnificent Maple, I thought I’d show you where she lives and whose yard she has graced for a long time now. Do you recognize the house?

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Absolutely gorgeous tree!  I can understand why you’d want to spend some time with it.  I hope you gave it a hug and wished it well for its winter’s sleep.

That is an incredible tree. We don’t have trees that color in London, at least not that I have seen.

I DO recognize the house from some of your earlier photos!

As for blogging, well, yes, I’d say just do it when the mood strikes. It’s no fun if you feel like you HAVE to blog. I wax and wane on blogging, so I completely understand.

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

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