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Friday, October 19, 2012

Amazing Autumn Leaves

 Look at the amazing leaf I found in our backyard!  Isn't it huge?  It's from a tulip tree.  We have many of these trees on the property, and at first I thought it came from the very top of this tree which dominates our backyard:

It's probably over 100 ft tall.  But then I found several of the leaves, and realized they were coming from this little bush-like tree way off to one side:
 I think that because it's so small and doesn't get much light down here under all these much taller trees, it has to compensate by making each leaf bigger.  (There's a lesson in there, somewhere, I think...) Funny that I never noticed it until they all started falling.  I have to admit, I do love some of the changes Autumn brings.  I love watching the variety of leaf colors and shapes collect everywhere, I love the way they smell and the way they crunch under your feet and the way they all come fluttering down at once when the breeze moves the trees.
Have a great Autumn weekend, everyone!

1 comment:

norma said...

That is some big leaf from such a little tree. I love the autumn,too. I just wish it lasted longer.