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Freedom
11-07-2010, 02:46 PM
Did you ever wonder why Autumn is also called, "Fall?"

I have 2 different types of Maple Tree in my yard.

In the front, I have this lovely Sugar Maple:
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q57/sfsamm/2010/Nov%205%20Christmas%20outfits%20Willy%20Lacey%20Su gar/IMG_3558Small.jpg

As you can see, most of the leaves have dropped. (Taken on Tuesday; they are all down now, due to the downpours of rain we had Wed and Thurs.)

I have a Sugar Maple in the back yard as well. I also have a Swamp Maple. Have a look:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSSeHojySHk

Another view of the Swamp Maple:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMwApt8RwVw

Yes, in the Spring the seed whirly gigs drop 4 to 6 weeks apart as well. Sigh.

chocolatepuppy
11-07-2010, 04:22 PM
I feel your pain Sandie. I have four maples on my property and three have been 'naked' for a while. ;) However, the biggest one, inside my fence, is still green, at least most of it.:rolleyes:

wombat2u2004
11-07-2010, 05:10 PM
Same here where I live. I have about 10 large deciduous trees, Japanese Maples and Liquid Ambers. For a two month period my backyard and frontyard are thick with leaves.
I don't even bother now, I just wait till it's all over, and then go rake them up.

Grace
11-07-2010, 06:40 PM
I love your videos - I love listening to you talk - the way you pronounce summah. Brings back memories from way back - when I grew up in Warwick.

Freedom
11-07-2010, 07:54 PM
Ha ha haaa, and I bet you have a "funny" accent now! LOL

kitten645
11-07-2010, 09:41 PM
I LOVE your accent. Yaaad. LOL! I miss my summers Cape Cawd. My best friend went to SRU and got endless grief for her combined Nuw Yok and RI accent.

Grace
11-07-2010, 10:08 PM
Ha ha haaa, and I bet you have a "funny" accent now! LOL

Oh, I still pahk the cah in the Hahvahd Yahd in the summah :) There are words that give me away no matter how long I've been gone.

My husband can tell when I talk to my brother on the phone - it comes back thick and fast.

pomtzu
11-08-2010, 07:29 AM
Oh, I still pahk the cah in the Hahvahd Yahd in the summah :) There are words that give me away no matter how long I've been gone.

My husband can tell when I talk to my brother on the phone - it comes back thick and fast.

Tee-hee-hee. We can never get rid of all of it, can we? I only have one word that people can catch me on, and they will say - "you aren't originally from DE, are you"? It's lobster - pronounced "lobstah"

My brother that passed away, NEVER lost any of his accent. He lived his last 30+ years in FL, but if you talked to him on the phone, you would swear that you were talking to one of the Kennedy brothers!

Freedom
11-08-2010, 08:55 AM
I do NOT have an accent! Just don't ask anyone on my street, as they are all Rhode Islanders, born and raised, he hee. I still sound like I am from Bahstahn!