Thursday, October 15, 2009

When the Last Leaf Falls Contest!!

Here are the trees outside. This was yesterday morning. It's been colder than usual, and will continue to be cold for the rest of the week. I've been making sure I get lots of cuddling by sitting next to Mom in the recliner.

Kept her out of the sewing room I have!

Heh!

Update: Milo and Alfie think we should have a contest, "When the Leafs Drop Off The Tree" Contest. I'm game.

Here goes. You enter the date you think there will be no more leaves on the red tree across the street. (It's a variety of Red Maple if anybody is interested.) The red leaves here are its normal color. It usually turns BRIGHT red in autumn. This tree hasn't done that yet.

Enter your guess in the comments of TODAY's post! Comments will be accepted until the end of the day, Saturday October 17.

Every day I will post a picture of the trees across the street. On the day where the red maple has NO LEAVES on any branch of the tree, that will be THE DAY, and the cats/woofies/buns who have selected that day will be the winner.

The prize will be treats of some kind. You can expect Temptations if you are a Cat, and some woofie snack if you are a woofie. If you are a bun, I will find treats for you too. (If anybody would like to donate prizes, let me know.)

So you can probably tell that you have to be a Cat, Woofie, or Bun to enter. (Hey, it's my blog and I make the rules.)

We are just coming into "Peak Foliage Season" in our part of New Hampster. The leaves will turn colors before they fall off the tree. Wind and rain knock the leaves down faster. We are supposed to have a lot of both in the next couple of days.

The leaves will be off the trees by December for sure. Don't guess any dates in December (unless you want to lose.) They'll be off sooner than that, but I'm not giving you any more hints, either.

Good luck!

38 comments:

Milo and Alfie said...

Are yoo gonna have the "leafs dropped off the tree" contest this year? Just askin'!

Millie said...

That's a good idea!

Kikkycat said...

November 15, one month from today. I think most of them will be off before then, but there's always a stubborn one or two. I've even seen a real stubborn one or two last until a heavy snow in January!

Angel and Kirby said...

November 16. In Texas, in our front yard, the big Red Oak does not drop all it's leaves till January and then starts budding in March! That is why we have no idea about leaves in other parts of the country!

Cory said...

November 17th is our guess!!!!

The Devil Dog said...

November 18th is our guess

Roxy & Lucky

Cindy said...

Fun idea! I guess the 12th of November
cindy

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Hmmmm, I'm going to have to analyze this
...review my previous years photos of our own trees...calculate the temperatures...factor in the forcast...measure the moon's phases....and I'll get back to you with a date....hmmmmmm.

~Lisa Co9T

SeaThreePeeO said...

What a fab idea for a competition. Well done all of you for thinking it up.

For some reason 5th December sounds lucky to us

Deborah said...

November 19th is our guess Millie.
Rusty and Deborah

The Crew said...

What a wonderful idea, Millie. We have a red maple in our yard, too, so we know what our tree does 'cause we watch it every day.

Let's see...we'll guess Nov. 11.

Gizzy's Mom said...

Hmmmm. Leaves is falling in CT. Gonna have a noreaster today & tomorrow...hmmmm. Gotta think about this while I rest.

Grrrs from Gizzy

The Meezers said...

ok, we is going to guess Dec 3 - our grampies purrfday. that sounds like a lucky day to us

Boo-Bah said...

November 19th is my guess. It is purely a guess. We don't have much in the way of changing seasons here in SO. CA.

Noir presented me with a lovely stamp and I am now passing it along to you. If you want, it is on my Wednesday post titled (THANK YOU NOIR)

Peanut and Marshmellow, Ruby and pearlene said I better have guessed right. They like treats.

Have a great day
Iris

Megan said...

Hi Millie. I'm not a cat or a woofie, but I'm going to enter a guess anyway, just for the fun of it.

I'm going to say November 30.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Sara said...

My guess is October 31st - Halloween Day...Thanks for the contest...

Killian

Zoolatry said...

The human says it's been so long since she saw changing leaves, she just doesn't remember anymore.
And we've always been "southern girls", so that leaves us out.
But we'll submit a guess just the same and watch the trees with you: how about November 23.
Maggy & Zoey & Ann
The Zoolatry Girls

Camie's Kitties said...

We were going to say November 17th, but that date is already taken, so we are going to guess November 14th.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

PS - thanks for the contest. We love your guessing games.

DEBRA said...

We is gonna guess Dec 1st!

purrs
Abby

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We've had an odd year weatherwise this year in Minnesota so we are going to guess you will have an odd year too and will go out on a limb (ha ha)and say Dec. 16.

Derby said...

Hmmmm, I guess Nov 20 a month after my purrthday!

momsbusy said...

our gerls grand daddys purrday is november 29th. that's our guess.

Furkidsmom said...

November 27th is our guess!


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

Oh Cory took our guess! So we'll say November 13.

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

ML said...

We's gonna guess December 2nd 2009.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Frostin said...

We are going to guess November 26th. That way if we are right we get another thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.

*wink*

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Okay - According to all my calculations we are choosing November 24th. Done! Wish me luck!
~Lisa Co9T

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Ok, since the day we wanted is taken (11/11 - my birthday) we will go with 11/10 - I don't remember seeing that one.

Anonymous said...

Our guess is November 21.

Nora, Caity and Millie
(and their mom, Deb)

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are amazed that they will all be gone by December. So we will push it an say November 28th!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Millie,
Our guess is November 25th.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & Honey

Poppy Q said...

November 20th. Ohhhhhhhhh how exciting!!

Victoria said...

My guess is November 24th!

meemsnyc said...

Oooooh, tree watching! We are going to guess 11/15.

It's cold here too. What happened to nice fall weather. Feels like it jumped to Winter.

The Furry Bambinos said...

This is a fun contest! We are guessing November 22.

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We want to play, but all the days are taken for November, so we are going out on a limb and glue a leaf to stay on until December 7.
~ The Bunch

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...
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Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Okay--we choose November 12th--does anyone have that day?? (I don't remember seeing it above.) We are now down to 5 kitties--our daughter and her fiance took Ron & Georgy to their house in Carroll!--I'll miss them!) oh my.