Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nature Notes


The leaves are not on the trees anymore. A time to study the wonders of nature, and in a single leaf there is so much beauty.


Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the Autumn tree.
~Emily Bronte~



Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.

23 comments:

Kay said...

We still have a few leaves on the trees here.

Gill - That British Woman said...

no leaves around here.....

snow, snow and more snow.....

Gill

lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely post. Wonderful photos, quotes and words, too...

Janie said...

Leaves are always beautiful, even when they're not on the trees. I look at the naked limbs and think they look cold - but they'll be dressing up in spring finery in a few months.

Jama said...

Plenty of greeneries here, as it's sunny all year long.

srp said...

Our oak leaves turn brown but don't fall off until pushed off by new growth in the spring. The others have all lost theirs. The thing I love the most about winter is that I can see the birds up in the tree branches and they are hidden in summer. The last to fall around our yard this year... the Japanese maple.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I haven't seen a leaf in a while; too much snow!

MarieElizabeth said...

I do love the how the trees look without the leaves in the winter skies.

KaHolly said...

Simple and sweet!!

Kathiesbirds said...

I love it that you see the beauty in the simple things of life!

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Waikiki!
Sorry I haven't been around for a while, but if you read my post on Tuesday I'm sure you understand. Wishing you all the best!

Comfort Spiral

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A piece of news said...

The dark spots behind the tree are haunting.

lisaschaos said...

I miss leaves, the way they hide the uglinesses in cities, but I love seeing the trees exposed!

Titania said...

Hi Denise, lovely pictures of the circle of nature. It is the time to admire the stark limbs of the trees against a wintry sky. The dry leaves tell a whole story of a wonderful summer past.

Jedediah said...

The last photo is my favourite, beautiful lights and shadows.

Arija said...

Isn't it amazing how we thrill at the first leaves popping out and don't much think about them until they are threatening to fall and treasure each and every one of the last of them.

Kay said...

Those look like oak leaves. We had an oak tree in our backyard back in Illinois. Do stay warm and cozy.

EG Wow said...

I love the beauty of the bare limbs in winter, something we cannot see when the leaves are on them. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful quote!
The leaves here are all with a beautiful white blanket!
So many snow here since yesterday,it's cold but the landscape is magnificent!
hugs
Léia

Out on the prairie said...

Some leaves on a tree the other day were making a chattering sound as if they felt the cold.I stood and listened to their song and sighs for a bit.

Carver said...

I love leaves on and off the trees. Great seasonal post and I love the quotes you selected

Martha Z said...

There are still a few hangers-on in my part of the country, but not many.

Rambling Woods said...

Your oak leaf looks like our and I see a couple across the pond... simply beautiful....