Monday, November 12, 2007

Tree Talk


I have these two tall trees out in front of my house that are the same species, but one always keeps its leaves about three months later than the other. So while the first litters the sidewalk early in the fall, the more hesitant one stays green late into the winter. I imagined what the leaves might say to each other if they could talk and wrote it in a marker pen. Several weeks later, I noticed the "death" one face up on the sidewalk about halfway down the block.

Neil Young - Old Man

8 comments:

Diane said...

I realize that I am your mother. I will forever find you amazing.

toddy said...

Reminds me a little of
http://www.strindbergandhelium.com/

Doc said...

I had 2 trees in my yard...

They kept dropping their leaves everywhere...

I cut one of them down without warning...

You know...as an example...

The other one stopped immediately...

Yes...I am very strict.

Gazelle said...

Very cool. The great mystery of tree personalities...

Patch said...

Chum, a thought sparked by your snap.

In creating,
the only hard thing
is to begin;
a grass-blade is no easier to make than an oak.

- James Russell Lowell

Chum said...

Truer words were never spoken.

Mick said...

You're onto something there mate. Little motes of wisdom left to drift on the wind.

...and doc...you're a sick man.

Anonymous said...

I think if I ran across a little leaf like that as I was going about my day, it would change my life. Very cool.
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