Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oak Leaves

This morning's image was taken this Friday, after the snowfall, at East End Community School. As you can see, the city and along the coast got just a dusting as opposed to inland where we received 8 inches. Never been to southern Maine? A mere 15 miles or so can really mean a lot when dealing with snowfall amounts, especially when you are near the water. Even summer temperatures can vary quite a bit. So sometimes it IS important to be a 'weatherman to know which way the wind blows'. These oak leaves wave resiliently against the early winter sky. They'll be around awhile too. They say "no" to bright, fall colors! They say "no" to politely falling to the ground in autumn! I admire the fight in them!

16 comments:

  1. This winter scenery is outstanding!I'm so anxious here to see some snow!
    Thanks for sharing,
    hugs and a nice week ahead,
    Léia

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  2. Our first 2 inches of snow has vanished - we're waiting for the next snow....

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  3. What a stately tree. Nice to see that it is still holding onto those leaves.

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  4. they are a stubborn lot, aren't they? :)

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  5. Always loved oak trees. Your photo captures their elegances.

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  6. It really is amazing that the weather can be so different such a short distance away. Lovely crisp shot Birdman.

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  7. There are a lot of micro-climates around Toronto as well. Nature is an interesting thing. I love the way these trees look with the bit of snow. Nice shot.

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  8. Hang in there leaves! It is good to see a flourishing oak tree.

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  9. A great reason to live near the ocean. :)

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  10. Before I forget to say it, I like coming here and reading the literary quote of the day. You too, of course... LOL! I HAVE been to southern Maine, and I would choose to live on the coast. And perhaps trite, but I admire the fight in anyone.

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