Sunday, October 14, 2007

Falling Fast

Stem first, they glide to earth catching a small current of fresh fall air. Some zig zag. Some plummet. Some twirl. Obedient ones fall right below the tree twirling noisily to earth.

I wrote this the other day at work while taking a break from my computer. I saw the leaves falling but then started paying closer attention to the patterns of their descent. It tickled me. And I stayed there a little longer to watch this act of nature. Those little falling leaves were really loud if you just took a minute to notice.

3 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

Beautiful post about the leaves. I heard a news program once say that the leaves don't fall from the tree because they are dying, but that the tree pushes away the leaves to make way for a season of rejuvenation and its subsequent new growth. It's rather like mama birds pushing their nestlings out and forcing them to fly, eh?

s'mee said...

lovely. I will pay more attention. Thanks.

Tara Ross Studios said...

beautiful simple illustration. I need to jsut "listen" to the leaves.