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Festival of Leaves – Week 9

Hi

It is a somewhat dark afternoon here in Somerset on the 25th November. I see that there is still some leaves left.
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Even though it is a somewhat dull afternoon there is still some colour left.
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Some trees are quite bare while others have green and yellow leaves
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While others just have brown.
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Providing some colour against the green background. But I suppose we shouldn’t expect too much colour now.
The Ash tree still has leaves on its branches.
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Surprising that there are any leaves left. Looks as though its getting darker again.
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Not many leaves left up there.
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As we get closer to the Avenue of trees…….
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…..I can see it looks as though a lot of leaves have fallen off, but still few left as yet.
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Well next week we shall be in December, so I think future posts should reflect the leaf bearer rather than the few leaves that are left and probably in black and white.
Bye for now!

Festival of Leaves – Week 8

Hello,
Well here we are well over half way through November, so we had better see how the leaves are faring; actually there shouldn’t be that many to photograph by now.
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Well at least they are coming off the trees now by the looks of it, although…..
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…..still quite a few left on the trees. The sycamore leaf has almost given up the ghost and…..
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…..the Oak tree still has got plenty of leaves.
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A lot of them green, but some are turning brown.
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That’s odd, look at these little trees, they seem to be turning brown.
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They look like young conifers which means they aren’t supposed to loose their leaves like that; come to think of it I’ve seen them do that before so perhaps these are supposed to.
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We are coming towards the avenue of trees now and judging by these we are passing under now, the trees in the avenue should have turned by now.
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It doesn’t look like it, does it. Still plenty of green I see, although I think they have turned a bit.
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Oh yes, a lot more browns and yellows here now and quite a few more…..
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…..leaves on the ground.
I here the weather here is going to turn frosty and foggy by the weekend. That should bring them down and then winter can truly start. All these photos were taken this week on Monday 18 November.
Cheerio!

Festival of Leaves – Week 7

Hi,
Well, what is the state of the leaves now as we come to the end of the second week of November. Some of the trees I see are golden, while others are green and a few are bare.
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The leaves are definitely looking golden yellow, with some green here and there.
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But just here the trees are looking very colourful indeed.
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Everywhere I look is full of colour, even the sky.
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That tree up there is…..
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…..decidedly more yellow than last week.
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I see some Ash trees are still green.
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Just look at sky, blue one side and clouds the other.
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And just in case some of you are wondering what has happened to my avenue of trees.
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Well, not much actually and I do promise you I took that picture the same time as the others. I guess the trees must be more protected from the weather here.
See you next time, bye!

Festival of Leaves – Week 4

Hi, here we are again heading towards my avenue of trees. We are at the moment just above Wincanton and you can see that some trees are changing colour.
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Apparently Autumn is a fortnight late this year. Not very good light for taking close ups of leaves, so we’ll probably leave them on the trees. We are going to come up to the avenue of trees from the other end this time which means going down this hill and……
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…..through that style down there.
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Then across that field where the sheep are, to those trees where we will find yet another stile which leads into a pathway between the hedge and another field of sheep.
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We turn right up here through a gateway and beyond those trees into a field. Gets a bit long up here but…..
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…..the field is just up here. Here we are.
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Just up there is the avenue of trees, as I call it. Looks as if the leaves have…..
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……turned a bit but still have a long way to go.
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Looks as if some leaves have fallen.
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But not enough to kick up the leaves. Before we go I’ll just have a look at the tree we were trying to identify last week.
Looks as if there are some nuts left on the ground.
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And some leaves. See you next week!

Festival of Leaves: Week 3

Hi, for this weeks challenge of Festival of Leaves, I have come back to the same avenue of trees as last week. I noticed on the way up here that leaves were starting to fall in the somewhat chilly breeze, but…..
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…..but not here as yet. Oh well, let’s go up here and have a look at some of the other trees. The Beech nuts are still there I see.
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I see there are some branches that have got coloured leaves on.
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I don’t suppose these will be loosing their leaves any time soon.
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Now what are these over here. I missed this last week and…..
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…..I don’t know what tree this is. It seems to have a nut in a shell, a bit like beech nuts only a lot bigger. I suppose it could be a Sweet Chestnut.
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Looks more like a beech nut than a sweet chestnut.
Now that is definitely a Horse Chestnut.
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And this is Hazel.
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I don’t think there is much more to see up here so…..
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I’ll see you next week.

Festival Of Leaves – Week 2

Hi there, these photos were taken yesterday afternoon 7 Oct.

This week I thought we would take a walk in the countryside on the north side of Wincanton to see how the leaves are doing. The north side provides us with some lovely trees and spectacular views. Just out of the town there is this lovely avenue of trees.
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Looks as though there is some beech nuts left, or…..
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…..no, just the shells left. Some of the leaves are starting to turn.
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Looks like most of the leaves are still on the trees. Let’s go on a bit further.
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It’s getting a big dark in here. Let’s get to that hedge in the distance over there.
I see the hawthorn bushes still got its leaves on and…..
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…..plenty of red berries.
Not much sign of the hazel leaves turning yet and look…..
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…..you can just see little tiny catkins. I wonder if they stay there all winter. I’ll just have a look at the ash trees.
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Some of the leaves have come off and those seeds looks as if they will soon be ready to twirl to the ground. I have noticed other ash trees where the seeds are still green. The sycamore leaf seems to develop those black spots…..
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…..then shrivel up and die.
There’s a blackthorn over here.
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Leaves are starting to turn and look at those juicy sloes. Lovely for making sloe gin for Christmas.
There is one bush or tree that is providing colour at the moment and that is the elder.
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Okay so I exaggerated the colour a little, just a little.
Well, I don’t think I am going to get much more today, but I will come back this way next week, for week 3.

Bye for now!

Festival of Leaves – Week 1

Hello, this week a new challenge has arrived, Festival of Leaves. Of course there are many types of leaves and not just those that reside on trees. Flowers, both cultured and wild have many different type of shape and patterns. But as it is a bit early yet for Autumn leaves here in Southern England yet, so this week instead of colour let’s have a look at different shapes and patterns of leaves.
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Now isn’t that a beautiful shape and design. This next picture is regarded as somewhat of a pest and chokes our trees, but is got an interesting leaf design.
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Now where did that fly come from. You can see through the fly’s wings an almost translucent effect. This Ivy leaf has no serrated edges.
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This leaf starts off with a serrated edge then continues straight. The serrated edge on the bottom of this leaf appears longer than at the top in this picture.
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A more darker green, but the pattern is interesting to look at.
This next leaf has all serrated edges.
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…..and has a more crinkly feel to it.
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The serrated edges on this leaf are much larger and in August have these lovely red berries. Hawthorn I think!
The Ash tree produces much smaller leaves.
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Long and slender whereas the hazel……
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……are smaller and are not slender.
Although flowers are usually used to make pretty floral designs, leaves can make equally lovely decorative designs.
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More next week!

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