"The autumn leaves drift past my window" is the song of the day in my head for yesterday, some fall leaves began to fly from the trees. It will take about 2 months for all to come down. November came in right on time. This month the big birds (my buzzards) come home to roost in the tall pine trees for the winter. Baby Buzz is still here and seems to be watching for the others. Below you will see a link to your photostudy in my G+Album Gallery. Also, I have shared info from Wikipedia on November and the Tulip Poplar Tree. Enjoy!
TULIP POPLAR FALL LEAF
- Winter buds: Dark red, covered with a bloom, obtuse; scales becoming conspicuous stipules for the unfolding leaf, and persistent until the leaf is fully grown. Flower-bud enclosed in a two-valved, caducous bract.
- Flowers: May. Perfect, solitary, terminal, greenish yellow, borne on stout peduncles, an inch and a half to two inches long, cup-shaped, erect, conspicuous. The bud is enclosed in a sheath of two triangular bracts which fall as the blossom opens.
- Calyx: Sepals three, imbricate in bud, reflexed or spreading, somewhat veined, early deciduous.
- Corolla: Cup-shaped, petals six, two inches long, in two rows, imbricate, hypogynous, greenish yellow, marked toward the base with yellow. Somewhat fleshy in texture.
- Stamens: Indefinite, imbricate in many ranks on the base of the receptacle; filaments thread-like, short; anthers extrorse, long, two-celled, adnate; cells opening longitudinally.
- Pistils: Indefinite, imbricate on the long slender receptacle. Ovary one-celled; style acuminate, flattened; stigma short, one-sided, recurved; ovules two.
- Fruit: Narrow light brown cone, formed by many samara-like carpels which fall, leaving the axis persistent all winter. September, October.
The leaves are of unusual shape and develop in a most peculiar and characteristic manner. The leaf-buds are composed of scales as is usual, and these scales grow with the growing shoot. In this respect the buds do not differ from those of many other trees, but what is peculiar is that each pair of scales develops so as to form an oval envelope which contains the young leaf and protects it against changing temperatures until it is strong enough to sustain them without injury. When it has reached that stage the bracts separate, the tiny leaf comes out carefully folded along the line of the midrib, opens as it matures, and until it becomes full grown the bracts do duty as stipules, becoming an inch or more in length before they fall. The leaf is unique in shape, its apex is cut off at the end in a way peculiarly its own, the petioles are long, angled, and so poised that the leaves flutter independently, and their glossy surfaces so catch and toss the light that the effect of the foliage as a whole is much brighter than it otherwise would be.The flowers are large, brilliant, and on detached trees numerous. Their color is greenish yellow with dashes of red and orange, and their resemblance to a tulip very marked. They do not droop from the spray but sit erect. The fruit is a cone two to three inches long, made of a great number of thin narrow scales attached to a common axis. These scales are each a carpel surrounded by a thin membranous ring. Each cone contains sixty or seventy of these scales, of which only a few are productive. These fruit cones remain on the tree in varied states of dilapidation throughout the winter.
Taxonomy and naming
DO YOU SEE THE SCENE STEALER IN THIS SHOT?
YES, IT IS BABY BUZZ!
Events in November
- All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day), a Christian holy day, is celebrated onNovember 1. The day before, Halloween, is therefore "All Hallows Eve". In Sweden the All Saints' official holiday (Alla helgons dag, not to be confused with Allhelgonadagencelebrated on November 1) takes place on the first Saturday of November (eventually October 31 if a Saturday). The 2011 Swedish All saints day did take place on November 5.
- 1 November – Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian national revival
- In Ireland, November 1 is regarded as the first day of Winter.
- November 1 is called November Day (Lá Samhna) in Celtic tradition and is thus named in the Irish Calendar, where the month is called Mí na Samhna.
- In the Roman Catholic calendar, November 2 is All Souls Day. It is known in Mexicoas el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and the whole month of November is especially dedicated to praying for the dead
- Britain and New Zealand celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, the anniversary of the failedGunpowder Plot, on November 5.
- In Indonesia, November 10 is known as National Heroes Day.
- November 10 is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
- Independence Day in Poland on November 11.
- Saint Maartens Day (Sint maarten) in the Netherlands (Dutch version of Halloween which gets celebrated with home-made lanterns and singing songs for candy)
- Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 in the Commonwealth of Nationsand various European countries (including France and Belgium) to commemorateWorld War I and other wars. It is known as Veterans Day in the United States.
- In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14, the birthdate of first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
- World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14.
- The Leonids meteor shower reaches its peak around November 17.
- National Prematurity Awareness day is November 17.
- Latvian Independence day November 18.
- Discovery to the Eastern World of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493.
- International Men's Day is commemorated on the 19 November.
- Día de la Revolución, or Revolution Day, is celebrated in Mexico on November 20.
- Transgender Day of Remembrance has occurred on November 20 each year in the United States since 1999.
- National Adoption Day – November 21
- Independence Day in Lebanon on November 22.
- Rudolf Maister day in Slovenia on November 23
- On 24 November each year, Lachit Divas is celebrated statewide in Assam, India, to commemorate the heroism of the great general Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army over the Mughal army at the battle of Saraighat in 1671.
- Suriname celebrates its Independence Day on November 25.
- Albanian independence day is on November 28.
- Scotland celebrates St Andrews Day, its official national day, on 30 November. Since 2006 it has been an official bank holiday.
- Argentina celebrates the Day of National Sovereignty on 20 November, to conmemorate the Vuelta de Obligado battle. It has been declared an official national holiday in 2010
- The United States and Puerto Rico observe Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.
- For Western Christians, Advent usually begins on a Sunday during the last week of November (the Sunday between November 27 and December 3).
- November's birthstones are the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.
- Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.
- The Zodiac signs for November are Scorpio (until November 21) and Sagittarius(November 22 onwards)
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BABY BUZZ OF RAINBOW CREEK
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Wishing You All (Y'all) sweet dreams and a warm, cozy place to sleep as we approach winter.
Maybe everybody is not warm.
Love blooms in your heart when You begin to care for others.