Leaves

Leaves

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:53 pm

Well the leaves are almost over in Northern VA. They really weren't anything to write home about this year, not enough rain I guess. This year I'm struck be how fast the time is flying - here it is already mid November or close enough. Not many things going on; all the craft shows are over and the Christmas shopping is just picking up. Check back, I'll be posting some Holiday things to do in Northern VA as I discover them. Have a great day! Lisa
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:52 pm

Nothing but rain for half the summer here in Maine. The leaves were pretty good and they stayed on the trees for a long time. Some years we get heavy rain and high winds just when they're at their peak, and that spoils the season.
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:55 pm

Ours wasn't great here either, the frost and early snow did them in. maybe 1-2 days were nice, but everything is bare and brown now..... :(
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:57 pm

Yeah my neighborhood here in MA wasn't anything to write home about either this year. Some of the lower elevations had better color, but nothing like in years past. Last Monday I spent about 7 hours mowing to suck up all the leaves & running the leaf blower. I waited until every last leaf was down before I did any yard work - gets to be pointless after a while ... might as well wait! But they still blow around afterward -- might have to mow one more time before I park the J/D. :)
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:21 pm

Monika is in Springfield this weekend. Perhaps you could get her to take a few laps around the property. Linda might be with her, so you could wind up with a TWO-FER! :idea: :idea: :oops: :!: :roll: :? 8-)
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:48 pm

whistlenut wrote:Monika is in Springfield this weekend. Perhaps you could get her to take a few laps around the property. Linda might be with her, so you could wind up with a TWO-FER! :idea: :idea: :oops: :!: :roll: :? 8-)


Not much going on in Springfield this weekend, hey wait, there's not much going on in Springfield any weekend. Come the holidays places like Gunston Hall and Mount Vernon will all have decorations up which may be worth strolling through. And the town of Occoquan is always worth taking a walk in. Let me know if you’re in town and I'll be sure to find something to do even if we have to go into the City. Check out the Christmas shows at Constitution Hall. The ones the Old Guard put on are free and have name performers - last year they had Kathy Mattea. And of course the professionals of the Old Guard are nothing to sneeze at either. Lisa
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: DonnaK On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:50 pm

The leaves here never really got any color this year. We had nothing but rain and cool weather all summer. The strange thing is that there are still alot of them on the trees. Usually by the end of October the trees are bare. We've had very heavy frosts the last few nights and the leaves are still handing on.
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:16 pm

I think we all got above average rain which actually prevents the best colors? Colors below average here in Eastern PA too. But way above rainfall. I was mowing the lawn right on through the summer season. Usually I quit mowing just after July 4th into Labor Day. Grass goes dormant when we have the dry spells in summer.
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Re: Leaves

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:03 am

We had above rainfall here in Ky too and our leaves were not very pretty either, AND I need to mow again today, for the last time I hope.

Bk
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