Tag Archives: Bigleaf Maple

Lessons Were Learned, and…HEY! Wait a minute!

My little quadrant of this sphere is slowly tilting back toward the sun, and there is now enough demi-daylight (and if my wife is reading this: I went to high school with Demi Daylight!) when I get home from work … Continue reading

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SUPER DUPER Sucker Shredder

In late October I loosed my barbaric yawp at the universe, declaring in emphatic song of myself that I would not take it anymore! Then I spent most of November and a good part of December collecting and shredding leaves … Continue reading

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Two bright spots and a dark cloud

A week ago I set about gathering up my primary natural resource: the almost unbelievable leaf drop from a whole bunch of very appropriately named Bigleaf Maples.  Four hours of scrambling about on my hands and knees netted me a … Continue reading

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Fall…not quite like the catalog

Yesterday was one of those bucolic autumn days, a bit like a hybrid of an episode of Martha Stewart Living and a J. Crew photo shoot.  Pumpkins were carved and the seeds toasted, leaves were raked, and pie was baking inside … Continue reading

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What if I wasn’t around to hear it?

It wasn’t that long ago that I was predicting the future of the deeper forest beyond my clearing: by looking at the trees and guessing their approximate age, I can guess that many of them, the bigleaf maples anyway, are getting … Continue reading

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