Swan Song

As the colors of the leaves peak each year (that’s in October where I live) I’m reminded of the cycle they go through.

Spring brings the buds on trees.

Next, the leaves fully engulf our landscape as the sea of green is everywhere. I always feel a sense of peace when the trees are filled with leaves in May. I know that life has been revived after a long, cold winter.

As June and July pass I sink back into the comfort of sun and warmth, surrounded by a green forest that seems it could hang around forever.

The days go by, the daylight starts to shorten, and temps nudge a bit downward. I’m reminded then of the swan song to come in October. Then, the leaves give up their greens and offer their proudest hue view yet.