These oak leaves have hung in the winter snow, cold and wind since Autumn.
Soon they will fall.
Hanging all Winter in the wind and snow.
Soon to fall as Spring approaches.
Oak leaves hang around all winter and then finally fall in the spring.
They provide little bits of colour during the winter in a mostly monochrome world.
Oak leaves in late fall.
*Today’s photodyssey post is number 1500. Hard to believe.
Thanks for all the views and kind comments over the past 6 years.
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Beside Northmount Road yesterday.
Oak trees wait forever to drop their leaves. These should have fluttered to the ground about 5 months ago but they are still hanging on.
There has to be a prize for such tenacity.
See a companion shot at my Tumblr blog.
Two versions of a second photograph of Oak Leaves. Can’t decide which one I like better.
Do you have a preference?
Oak leaves are often left by the tree to hang for the winter and so do not fall to the forest floor where they would be protected from the weather by the snow blanket.
They will finally drop when Spring arrives with new growth.
This is a reinterpretation of a photo published earlier in the post “Late” .
These leaves would be expected to be on the ground by now.
They provide some muted colour in the monochrome bush at this time of year.
When spring comes they will fall to be replaced by new greenery.