Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Kick some leaves
A friend and I were hanging out the other day. She asked, “how is it that some trees loose their leaves while others are covered for almost all winter?’”
I think I gave some scientific answer like: “hmm, maybe they’re just different trees.”
We had a good laugh while continuing our journey around the smallish neighborhood we haunt; only now we were tree watching. A nice crisp chill was in the air and each bound in and out of the vehicle brought an icy feel to our cheeks.
Those leaves lay there tempting us. The wind would send top layers scurrying as bottom layers remained in place from a shower the day before. They crunched beneath our feet and the release of a nutty flavor with each crunch arose to our noses.
Sometimes life is that simple. I see something today that I did not notice yesterday! Like trees that are beautiful in the fall, whose leaves do not drop at all. Maybe we’ll go kick some leaves.