Falling Leaves




This is the time of year where people’s yards (front & back) go often unattended. Much different from the spring, where one can smell the scent of new flower beds and aisles of the neighborhood hardware stores are crowded with people looking forward to putting their hands in the Earth and beginning again.

But as I drive through the neighborhoods, I notice more piles of leaves than usual.  A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant and is the principal lateral appendage of the stem.[1]The leaves and stem together form the shoot.[2]Foliage is a mass noun that refers to leaves collectively.[3][4] 

The leaf is representation of the fact that it was once connected to a larger life source, responsible for its existence, and although small, it counts. A fallen leaf symbolizes the detachment from its life giver. Now, one leaf…

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