October 24, 2010

At the Wet Leaves Café...



... everything is sharp and clear.


El Pollo Real said...

"Autumn Leaves" for a party of One.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I went out in the rain today to gather a sample of fall leaves to send to my daughter who is at college in southern California.

El Pollo Real said...

I went out in the rain today to gather a sample of fall leaves to send to my daughter who is at college in southern California.

I coulda just raked some up from may yard and delivered 'em.

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lucid said...

Is it ok if I talk politics at the cafe?

Rasons that I don't like the Dems/Libs/Progs and that I will vote Republican for the first time in my life:

They don't understand how they are killing the productive capacity of the economy by excessive taxation on the productive, excessive subsidies to the less-productive, and pulling money out of the productive private capital markets through government borrowing and spending.

They are ignorant of economics and insufferably self-righteous.

They want to take way too much control of my life. They are too interfering and intrusive and controlling. I want them off my back.

By their rhetoric, they are slowing destroying the widespread belief in private property and free speech, which are the necessary conditions for personal freedom.

Obama is the worst at all of the above. He is possessed of banal university faculty ideas about how the world should be run, and he has no practical experience of doing anything.

People confuse his having power with his having ability or insight.

Chip Ahoy said...

That there's whatchya call a composition.

I like it when the wind blows leaves inside when the door is opened. It nicely blends inside and outside.

Meade said...

El Pollo Real said...
"Autumn Leaves" for a party of One.

Poetry to my ears.

Chip Ahoy said...

While you're hanging about this café, would you like to try a plate of the house cole slaw made with Napa cabbage?

Fen said...
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Fen said...

O-ba-ma / Throw-them-out

Devastating Campaign Ad for Sharon Angle

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Deborah said...

Lucid ifyou feel that way I am sure (hoping) many, many more former democrats & independents feel the same way.

I spent the weekend in glorious North Carolina at a wonderful bed & breakfast near Hendersonville. I don't believe the leaves have quite peaked there.

wv:ayole. Can you believe the price of ayole these days?

edutcher said...

The most interesting thing about all the WikiLeaks is that they seem to be vindicating Dubya rather than damning him. Latest is one which reveals that Iran had a sizable role in orchestrating insurgent ops in Iraq. One wonders if Assange's people actually read the stuff they were given and thought about its impact.

PS Your study of leaves on white and black is intriguing, Madame.

jayne_cobb said...

I've decided to stop drinking beer for at least a month after saturday night.

Nothing bad happened but it was still worrisome how quickly I became drunk. For some reason alcohol has recently started to affect me faster.

Pogo said...

Gathering Leaves

by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Sixty Grit said...

Pogo - thanks for posting that - I read that a month ago for the first time, good to see it again. Of course now I have to rake leaves, so it is more time-appropriate.

Pogo said...

I mowed the leaves into little fragments, scattering tiny pieces of orange and red and brown everywhere. I mowed again and they seemed to disappear. Then it rained.

My recipe for cream of leaf soup.

deborah said...

Pogo, your recipe is also a nice poem.

Misty said...

Your pictures make me wistful of places with actual season, but alas I live in a desert where the seasons are marked only by whether you can touch your steering wheel or not.

Tolatola said...

Great to be here. Good people, good post. Going to share it with friends.


KAWyle said...

I especially like the first photo.

I've been collecting acorns, probably because of atavistic gatherer genes, or else because I was a squirrel in a recent life. To have some excuse, I take photos of them.

t-man said...

Oak trees suck. I have two giant oaks on my frount lawn, and the leaves just turn brown and fall. No color at all.

There were some ornamental pear trees on the small street I used to live on in Center City, Philadelphia. They were great because the leaves on each tree would range in color from deep purple and red at the top to bright orange and yellow at the bottom.

The pear trees were very fragile, though. Branches would often break and fall on the cars below. One night, the trash truck came by, and a small bough got caught in the truck's compactor. When the truck pulled away, the whole tree fell over.

deborah said...

lol Did they charge you a landscaping fee? :)

Sixty Grit said...

Bradford pear trees produce nice wood, other than that they are a blight. Oak trees, especially white oaks, produce the best wood. Only people with color vision care about what color leaves turn.

former law student said...

Where those bigoted liberals got the "teabagger" meme from:


Did any tea partiers embrace the teabagger meme? At least a couple who did were documented on flicker:

April 15, 2009

Teabag Hat
Today, I was sent to Valparaiso Indiana to take a few photos of the "Tea Bag" Tax Rally, a protest pushed by Fox News. I've decided to share a few of what I shot.

This guy was from Michigan City and had stapled a bunch of bags to his hat.


Three bagger hat:


t-man said...

Oak, as a wood, is boring. Black walnut is the best wood, imho.

However, black walnut trees are a pain in the ass. They poison the surrounding plants and drop giant pod-encased nuts that really hurt if they hit you. To get at the tasty nut, you (or your local squirrels) have to scrape away tons of pulp that stinks and stains everything a puke-yellow color. The leaves are small and clog up the filter baskets in any nearby cement pond.

I'm in a rambling mood today.

former law student said...

black walnut trees are a pain in the ass.

In my area black walnuts were used as rootstock for English walnut trees. For whatever reason the top of the tree died, and the rootstock took over. I find the dehusked nuts in my yard, hundreds of feet from the nearest black walnut.