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Old 11-06-2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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Dangers of fall camping

You never know what you will find in the pile of leaves areound the campsite.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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You have to be careful!

You never know when a couple of those strange leaf creatures will jump out at you!
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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Two good posts - love it!
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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LOL great post!!
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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This really CAN be scary. About 25 years ago, I was driving down a city street. There was a big pile of leaves in the street. You guessed it, as I approached the pile, a little boy's head poked up out of the leaf pile. I could have run over him very easily. He came very close to being dead. And my life would never have been the same. Thank God I had time to stop.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:38 PM   #6
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Who can resist playing in a big pile of leaves?

Hopefully he was scared enough also, to understand the dangers of playing in anything that is on or near the street.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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They do not make leaf bags big enough.........
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I remember as a kid trying to rake as many leaves as possible into one huge pile so we could have fun with it. I learned some good lessons that way.
Cool pictures by the way. It is nice to see families having wholesome fun.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:48 PM   #9
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Remember burning leaves? That was a great smell, wasn't it? Most townships prohibit it anymore, but that was one of those "good things" from childhood...I miss that.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:04 PM   #10
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I live in a small boarder town in Washington State...just minutes from Canada. We can still burn leaves in the street ditches!!! I love the smell too!! I think that smell causes cancer...but only in California:-)

And for scary leaf monsters....it's good to see some kids still play in them. Most kids these days think raking is too much work. They would rather exercise their thumbs on a stupid video game. IMHO
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I live in an old neighbourhood and one of the positive things about this is that our street has many mature trees, which in turn = lots of leaves!
We always make as big a pile as possible, sometimes even 'borrowing' some of the neighbours leaves to acheive this.
By the time winter comes and the leaves are all gone my lawn will look like a UFO has landed on it because there will be a big yellow circle of 'unhappy grass' right in the middle of it; but we still do it anyways

This year I have noticed that the leaves have stayed on the trees longer than usual, has anyone else noticed this also?
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Remember burning leaves? That was a great smell, wasn't it? Most townships prohibit it anymore, but that was one of those "good things" from childhood...I miss that.
One of my favorite smells growing up was when I helped my grandfather rake and burn the oak tree leaves in the fall.
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I live in an old neighbourhood and one of the positive things about this is that our street has many mature trees, which in turn = lots of leaves!
We always make as big a pile as possible, sometimes even 'borrowing' some of the neighbours leaves to acheive this.
By the time winter comes and the leaves are all gone my lawn will look like a UFO has landed on it because there will be a big yellow circle of 'unhappy grass' right in the middle of it; but we still do it anyways

This year I have noticed that the leaves have stayed on the trees longer than usual, has anyone else noticed this also?

There are quite a few trees here in Nova Scotia that still have green leaves on them. It is the end of the first week in Nov and I have never seen them this green so late in the year.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #14
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The picture I posted in post #2 was taken at this time last year.

Right now the leaves are turning and the foliage here in central Oklahoma is looking really nice, but there is still quite a bit of green left.
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