I was away for only five days but the color of the leaves changed so much. I kept lurching from side to side on the road trying to stare at a tree. And the next day when I woke up, I thought it was sunny out. No, it was the trees, all golden and pale green, lightening up my bedroom. Every year I forget that light. Now, after a day of downpours, it still gleams.
I took my husband to the doctor yesterday as his truck wasn’t working and he had to tell me to stop staring at the leaves. My swerving hither and yon drove his blood pressure up. Truly. So I drove sedately and kept my eyes on the road.
And I don’t even mind that the leaves will come down. Then I will have an open woodland to look at. Oh, my.