Friday Fall Tour....Five tree Views....

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Jet me introduce you to our Trees on display;  we enjoy 4 Red Maple Trees
 on our property; 
They are about 20 years Young;    They are still quite small in comparison to others in the area of the same age;






This tree  number 1 is the smallest as we almost lost it in our first year here--13 years ago;  it is flanked by 2 Pine trees that were much smaller in size  then.  You cannot see the true color, but the neighbor trees are in full spectrum just for you.   




Tree number 2 is the size of the remaining 2 on our property;  You can see two additional trees down the street showing off their Fall wardrobes; [you can also see the neighbor's New Trans Am--orange and loud--only Dad drives it. 




This is tree number 3; it is seen against two more brilliant examples of Michigan Fall Color-Trees.
This tree has a story to share--about 6 years ago, it was hit-side-swiped by a neighbor.  She had just come from her home one street East of us. It turns out that her husband had just announced he was divorcing her and leaving with his new love on the morrow; The poor thing wanted to give us her lawyer's name & number.---HOW could anyone do anything like that [lawsuit] to someone in her situation.
We had someone out to look at it who said that it probably would not survive that winter.
OK, look at it now--not only did it survive, but it is the fullest and prettiest of the 4 trees on our lot.   Never heard what happened to this woman except that she lost the house and he took all the funds from their account.
As this tree-that should not have lived--grew, we hope she will drive by & realize that:
 this one "is for HER"  Our prayer is that she, like this tree, survived & grew these last years.

Because of
it's history, I made some closeups for you to see:



Can you See the Red in the Leaves; the Life that can go strong through to December.

 These Trees [we do have 4, but the last tree is out front & our neighbor is there cutting wood blocks for his heating for this winter--actually, he uses wood all year when needed-, and I didn't want him to think I was taking photos of him.

Now that you have seen our short,but very personal Tour of Fall Color--here in our part of Macomb Co. MI. --you need to know that we do appreciate these great trees that are very slow growing, sturdy, and colorful. 
However, the leaves are huge--hand sized and larger 5" -6" across,
These leaves never seem to want to fall along with all the others in the area. So therefore, in November & December [you read that correctly--December] when everyone had identified their own leaves & taken care of them, WE still have leaves on the limbs

That my friends, is why we start praying each time we hear the winds of Fall blowing around.  We wish the leaves to fall and, if possible, to blow into all the yards East of us. LOL   

Ah Fall Leaves--the color---the clean-up---the Fun.

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Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb County Michigan

Sherilyn...we share your sentiments and beliefs; do not know what roads she has taken since that late summer day; just hope that Sal's refusal to take the lawyer's phone number,r gave her a little respite from her situation and that she & the children [now college age] have risen above any sadness & anger. Thanks for your comment & have a good weekend.

Barb & Sal   

October 23, 2010 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb County Michigan

Kathy...love Judy Garland and the way her voice sang in color;  Glad that you found the reference [even though now, you realize, I will be mentally humming the song all day.  Let there be no misunderstanding--we WANT the winds to blow the leaves away,Far AWAY. Our cares are  our own troubles to carry & lighten LOL.
Thanks for your comment & both of you have a good weekend.  By the way, up there in your part of the World are you experiencing colder weather than we?  Right now we are 61* & rain.  No winds yet; hard to make wish choices when dealing with Mother Nature. LOL
Barb & Sal

October 23, 2010 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb County Michigan

Laura..."don't shed their leaves til spring.."  is NJ. that much warmer due to the proximity to the Ocean breezes,or are those pin trees closer to our Evergreens, rather than our deciduous trees?  Never would have considered that since areas of NY can get totally bogged down in layers, & layers of snow.  We hope that the woman & her now grown kids [girls, we think] are not only surviving, but thriving.  The tree-that-wouldn't-die is certainly could be sending her a message from our Creator.  Thanks for your comment & have a good weekend.

Barb & Sal

October 23, 2010 03:38 PM
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Kathy Clulow
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage

Barb and Sal - indeed it has snowed twice already (little flakes) and we have frost every morning now ..... sometimes very heavy

November 04, 2010 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb County Michigan

Kathy....Yikes...we are to perhaps have "snow sprinkles" as Chuck Gaidica local 4 News stated.  It is that time of year isn't it.  So must bite the bullet--actually kinda' like snow at Thanksgiving & Christmas [my favorite time of year]--both Religious & decor.  we don't do presents since no kids her, in fact no one who remotely fits "Kids".
Have a good weekend.

Barb & Sal

November 05, 2010 09:35 AM
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Barb & Sal Dragotta

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