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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Captions Please!

A little photo essay/captioning!





I'll BE DONE IN A MINUTE!



He was not exactly a pillar of strength!



She was trying to curb her appetite!



Two bricks short of a load?!



Her record was unblemished.


( Cover Girl can't touch what happened to many of our maples this year. Does anyone know what this is called?)




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22 Comments:

Anonymous colleen said...

Blackheads!

I love curbing the appetite.

Monday, November 05, 2007

 
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Blackspot?

Monday, November 05, 2007

 
Anonymous RennyBA said...

I can see and almost smell fall is in the air at your side too - nice pics :-)

Monday, November 05, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

These are great pictures!

Monday, November 05, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

This is the first time I've noticed those ugly black blemishes on the maple leaves.

It is the same in Ottawa and Montreal.

Not all the trees, but quite a number.

Monday, November 05, 2007

 
Anonymous chase said...

Nicely done! I really like it especially the cat curbing its appetite! Btw, belated Happy Halloween to you!

Monday, November 05, 2007

 
Blogger storyteller said...

I'm glad to happen on your Blog by chance this morning, enjoyed the song (listened to it several times actually) and your cleverly captioned photos. I'll return when time permits.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

No idea on what's creeping over the maple leaves, but I hope it's not spreading...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: HA! Or "Out, out damn spot!" Thanks.

Akemalalu: Definitely that!

Renny: Thanks..and some snow flurries are coming tomorrow!

Barbara: Thanks! I love doing this! It's just fun and creative.

Richard: We had it last year and seemingly, the fallen leaves re-infect the tree so you have to try to get rid of all the leaves...like that's going to happen easily! The trees will remain healthy the arborist told us....like having acne, I guess!

Chase: Thanks bud! That little cat is a chubby one in winter too!

Storyteller: I wonder how you found me? Thanks and I'll return the visit. Glad you like my song and my voice!!

Diana: It does spread but I'm not sure if it'll reach across the border...without a passport!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger TorAa said...

Last photo - no I do not know - but have seen similar here in Norway, but never this midnightblue and "thick".

btw. Leaving for Miami Thursday 4 am.
I'm crazy as the work is still over my head.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger Pauline said...

Look here for a possible explanation of those spots: http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/expert/Tar_Spot_on_Maple.html

Loved the curb the appetite photo!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Love the first pic! I want to live in that neighborhood.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Toraa: Check Pauline's comment about the leaves.

You lucky guy! The weather will be a lot nicer in Florida and you'll get your work done!

Pauline: Thanks so much! Mystery solved!
Yeah, Mooky can get chubby so I thought of that one after I took her picture there!

Grizz: That's where I go to get my mail behind my house!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI. Mm...I like the first pic for its autumn colors and the blemished green maple leaf. Interesting indeed. Cheerio!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Anonymous Coll said...

Autumn can provide such a lovely backdrop for photos. Its presence is almost often seen, with the scattering of leaves on the ground.

I worry when I find blemishes on my tree leaves. Over the past 10 years I have lost two trees because of various blights. Hope these black spots are nothing serious.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

I decided to research it (results turned up right away, so not much research needed). Originally, I thought it was caused by pollution. Apparently it is a fungus, which will over-winter, so the leaves need to be destroyed to prevent risk of reinfection.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite: It is a weird looking thing and now I know what it is!

Coll: I've had fun with my camera all fall! It doesn't seem to be harmful to the tress, just the ugliness of their leaves


RichaRD: Pauline gave me the link in her comment. Thanks for yours too.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

Ah, I didn't notice. Should teach me to read other peoples comments. Typically, I only read the longer ones.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger TopChamp said...

http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/tarspot/tarspots.htm

You know already: It is blackspot but on maple is called tar spot instead - and is normal aparantly and affects the trees here just before they drop their leaves (when the leaves are weak). As you point out - it'll reinfect - but over here it wouldn't help to destroy the leaves as reinfection would happen from any trees nearby. It doesn't kill the tree so it's not a problem.

I live with a botanist. Had to show him as I knew he'd love the chance to tell me all about plant fungal diseases.

Your sister looks fab in that picture below. I look ridiculously terrible in fancy dress but love Halloween anyway.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Richard: Well, thanks for the research effort anyway. see Top Champ's comment.

Top Champ: Thanks! Seems lots knew this but I didn't. It just looked weird to me.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger Lynette said...

I enjoyed your photos and captions very much! Poor maple trees, I don't know what the black spots are, some kind of blight or mold? I hope the leaves won't have any next spring though.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Lynette: Thanks! I have fun with them! Read some comments above that explain what it is...seems we won't get rid of the fungas but it won't kill the trees.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

 

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