I love Autumn, and the colours on the trees this year have been amazing. However, what I do NOT like is when the leaves fall to the ground! When the ground is wet and covered with leaves, it can be very slippery and, apparently, this is one of the busiest times of the in the Casualty Departments of hospitals up and down the country, because of people coming in with broken bones, after falling on wet leaves.
Earlier this morning, I was out in the garden sweeping up the leaves, and this is the main reason why I don't like them. I suppose we must have fifty trees in our garden and, from now until early December, I shall be out there like a whirling dervish, trying to get rid of the ...... things!
In my dreams, I have this lovely south-facing walled garden with rambling roses all around, and I just potter around tending my terracotta pots of assorted coloured geraniums, AND NO TREES!!!
"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn". ~Elizabeth Lawrence.
I rather like the following photo of one of our old apple trees, minus all its leaves.
I hope that the world is treating you kindly at the moment and, for those of my bloggy friends who have not been feeling too well lately, I hope you will soon start to feel a little better.
"Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier". Unknown Author.
Don't Quit :
"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
by Edgar A. Guest.
(The first part of this post about the leaves, I actually put on my blog at this time last year, but as I did not have many Followers then, I have decided to repeat it again today).