by Leslie Cox; Sunday; October 27, 2019
Around and around the house the leaves fall thick—but never fast,
for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is sombre and slow.
Let the gardener sweep and sweep the turf as he will, and press the leaves into full barrows,
and wheel them off, still they lie ankle-deep.
~ Charles Dickens, Bleak House
by Leslie Cox; Saturday; October 26, 2019
Maples are truly a majestic tree and the silverleaf maple, Acer saccharinum, is no different. Unfortunately, with a height reaching 80 feet (24.5 m) and a spread of up to 70 feet (21.5 m), this tree can be a little out of place in a normal size lot. But since we inherited the tree when we bought the property, we have learned to live and let live. So far.