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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 5th November, 2022)

Autumn in Whelley

Autumn in Whelley

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: PeterP on 5th November 2022 at 07:16

A nice autumnal scene with the different coloured leaves falling to the ground. On a practical note are they left to rot and create a mulch or do they get blown into the gutters and then block the drains creating flooding? I cannot remember the last time I saw a footpath/road sweeper on my travels

Comment by: Anne on 5th November 2022 at 07:34

Just like my back and front, can’t open a door without being ankle deep in them. Can’t we have plastic trees…hee, hee? You got there before the wind Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th November 2022 at 07:51

Summer’s parting gift of golden leaves. Soon to be grounded down and blown away.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th November 2022 at 08:01

Good Grief !
And I thought we had a lot of leaves on our back garden !
I remember the days when you saw autumn leaves on the ground you shuffled your way through them...I still do when the mood catches me !

Comment by: Poet on 5th November 2022 at 08:38

You don't really notice the leaves until they have fallen . No longer a mass on the tree , but individuals . You see more clearly their shape and character . And their size . You begin to marvel at the size of Sycamore leaves . Some are a foot long .

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th November 2022 at 08:46

Aren't Autumn leaves beautiful? I remember us having a carpet that looked like that!

Comment by: Veronica on 5th November 2022 at 11:25

Not the Whelley I knew -there wasn’t any trees or a blade of grass that I remember…

Comment by: DTease on 5th November 2022 at 11:54

I remember once, in my reckless youth, indulging in a dodgy curry on top of eight pints of Tetley bitter.
When, in the early hours of the next morning, this disgusting mess made it’s inevitable reappearance, it was exactly the same colour as these leaves.
The only difference was, mine had carrots in it. I don’t remember there being any carrots in the curry but there they were.
Sorry if I’ve put you off your dinner.
P.S this photo is much more palatable than that curry was.

Comment by: James Hanson on 5th November 2022 at 12:11

We had a lot of leaves on our garden. I simply used my leaf-blower to blow them all over next-door's. Problem solved.

Comment by: Cyavana @ The Wokha Khasihutt on 5th November 2022 at 14:35

DTease, that would have been the Beef Masala curry we make with Jasper Choice Chunks with vegetables, you should have had the Chicken Korma that we make with Chikki Kuts, our sommelier says that is the best choice with Tetley bitter.

Comment by: Cyril on 5th November 2022 at 14:43

That's a different photo Dennis, reminds me of the song, though with a different month.
The leaves of brown came tumbling down, remember in November in the rain The sun went out just like a dying ember that November in the rain. The raindrops seemed to play a sweet refrain in November, that November in the rain.

Comment by: Marky on 5th November 2022 at 15:48

Hi Poet, can you assist me please . How does one tell the difference between the Sycamore and London Plane trees? Can you advise me what I should look out for . Is it the bark?

Comment by: DTease on 5th November 2022 at 16:28

Cyavana, after eight pints of Tetley bitter, as long as the chicken was headless and they took the feathers off, you tended not to care much what they called the curry, or what else they put in it!

Comment by: Poet on 5th November 2022 at 16:58

Marky , Sycamore leaves tend to have black ' tar spots ' on them and the bark peels to a lesser extent than the Plane . It's not easy to tell between these two and Field Maple .

Comment by: Marky on 5th November 2022 at 18:22

Thank you Poet , that is so interesting, I thought , regarding the bark , it was the other way around . Thank you for kind insight . I will look out for the black tar spots you mention.

Comment by: Poet p.s. on 5th November 2022 at 18:31

Take a look at the bark on the tree opposite The Squirrel Ince Bar , PaD
25th August. I think that maybe a London Plane .

Comment by: Edna on 5th November 2022 at 21:55

Not long now Dennis, and this spot, will have Daffodils and Crocus growing on it.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 6th November 2022 at 18:56

I'm glad I don't live next door to Hanson.

Comment by: Worsley Haller on 8th November 2022 at 15:18

Mmm, but George, you live in the same house as Hanson, so do you each have a lawn?

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