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The Crunchy Leaf
About this creation
Yep another poem vig. I had some one point out, I made spring, summer, and winter vigs for this couple, but no fall vig. (each vig can be viewed by clicking on the respective names.)



So as the northern hemisphere turns to fall, I made this little vig. When I was writing the poem for it tho, a love poem didn't seem to fit. In the end, I got a brilliant idea to do a concrete poem. For those of you unfamiliar with poetry, a concrete poem is a poem that is written in the shape of what it is describing.



Now a word on concrete poems. They are fun to do and simple, but when you try and type them in a word processor, things can become frustrating. So here is the picture of the original poem.

*Pay no mind to the crappy handwriting... Read this instead:



The CRUNCHY Leaf

As summer turns to fall
Leaves change one and all

Yellow, Orange, Brown, and Red,
In the trees above my head.

Then they fall from the sky
On the wind they do fly

When on the ground they land,
make a painting O so grand

Upon the sidewalk they stray,
where we do play,

STOMP, CRUNCH!


§George Staples§





She is jumping on leaves, and he is kicking some down the street. I have no real fall clothing, so he got the Hogwarts treatment :)



The tree originally only had red leaves, but after showing it to one of my "critics" they advised me to add yellow and orange. Plus the red flowers.



I also only had the green part, and the sidewalk, but then I wanted to add leaves in the gutter,(see below) but to do that, I had to add the road, which kept expanding.



Leaves in the gutter, they always seem to pile up in the gutters.



Shrubbery, and rock wall.



The tree. Pretty simple, I really wanted the top to look good, so I came up with the design to put the branches up instead of out.



Overall MOC



Don't they make a good couple? I think so.



Thanks for looking!



Comments

 I like it 
  September 15, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I made it 
  August 31, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Lovely work. So love and seasons are the themes for the four vignettes? Reminds me of my own "Four Seasons." The poems make a great addition. Fall and winter are my favorites. -LB Senior
Thanks! Well it originally started as just love, but after the winter one, it turned into seasons too. Winter has to be my favorite too.
Quoting Everyone Support here
Thanks everyone for the comments
  August 31, 2012
Lovely work. So love and seasons are the themes for the four vignettes? Reminds me of my own "Four Seasons." The poems make a great addition. Fall and winter are my favorites. -LB Senior
 I like it 
  August 31, 2012
Beautiful tree - the whole thing's rather lovely.
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  August 30, 2012
Lovely tree. The whole scene is very fally.
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  August 30, 2012
Nice diorama and nice poem! :)
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  August 30, 2012
Beautiful! I like the poem, too!
 I made it 
  August 30, 2012
Quoting Mysterious Hooded Man (MHM) Amazing! This is what more builders should make, something with character, and the poem was a nice touch. I happen to notice you typed "Shrub" not "Bushes" or "Plants" and from what you stated about the northern hemisphere that led me to believe I had found a true English MOCer, a like for you sir! Or maybe two? Perhaps a "Favorite Builder"? From me you never know. . .
Thanks for your kind words :) I did say shrub, but I am not a true english "Britain" MOCer if that is what you mean. Just a North American that had a really good english teacher.
Quoting Fritz K This is beautiful, George. The poem IS wonderful, and the build is very nice too. Your tree technique is amazing, by the way! I can't even understand how you did that. :O Great work on this, and I can't wait for you to reveal the next! :)
Thanks Fritz! I actually have a couple of mocs photographed, I just have to find the time to upload them!
Quoting EVERYONE Comments here
Thanks for your support, and comments!
George Staples
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Chris Melby
  August 29, 2012
Fall leaf colors are hard to create, very cool George, looks great! Z
 I like it 
  August 29, 2012
This is beautiful, George. The poem OS wonderful, and the build is very nice too. Your tree technique is amazing, by the way! I can't even understand how you did that. :O Great work on this, and I can't wait for you to reveal the next! :)
 I like it 
  August 29, 2012
cool
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  August 29, 2012
Nice job, and the tree is amazing!
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  August 29, 2012
The tree looks great and I love the different colours. Could I please ask you to comment on this for me? Thanks :) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/338751
  August 29, 2012
Amazing! This is what more builders should make, something with character, and the poem was a nice touch. I happen to notice you typed "Shrub" not "Bushes" or "Plants" and from what you stated about the northern hemisphere that led me to believe I had found a true English MOCer, a like for you sir! Or maybe two? Perhaps a "Favorite Builder"? From me you never know. . .
 I like it 
  August 29, 2012
Beautiful work on the tree!
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  August 29, 2012
Yay leaves! Nice build!
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  August 29, 2012
Absolute beautiful creation! Love the Tree with the leaves ;)
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  August 29, 2012
Nice work, a lovely moc. The tree is magnificent!
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  August 29, 2012
Lovely! Great poem! Love the street and tree!
 
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