Quote for “Autumn”.
“A withered maple leaf has left its branch and is falling to the ground; its movements resemble those of a butterfly in flight. Isn’t it strange? The saddest and deadest of things is yet so like the gayest and most vital of creatures?”
Thought’s of Autumn 2016
Autumn has gone for 2016 in New Zealand.
Just thinking back it seems to have been many moons ago as winter has been and gone, we are now waiting with open arms for the warmer weather, spring bulbs are late this year, magnolia trees are just starting to blossom.
A little memory of Autumn has stayed in my mind because of the photo above.
The Maple trees were beautiful this year the Autumn color was brilliant.
Autumn linger long into what was supposed to be winter, leaves were slow to leave their hold on the bushes, it’s as if nature has completely changed in 2016.
The grass hasn’t actually stopped growing right through winter, cows have had plenty of grass and all the large bales of Hay we harvest last summer are still not feed out.
The reason I picked the quote above was most of the Autumn leaves on the Maple trees didn’t really fall this year they just wilted and stayed on the trees for a long time until the strong winds cleared the bushes, what did fall I saw the birds scratching looking for bugs under them, but they didn’t seem to find many, it seemed as thought the worms and bugs weren’t even available this year for the robins, which are very tame, you just about walk on them as you are cleaning up the leaves.
So that was Autumn in New Zealand, I will be interested to see how Autumn progresses in your part of the world.
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This week’s theme is: Autumn