Monday, April 22, 2013

Red leaves

April 19

Not all the leaves sprouting around us are green. This beautiful Japanese Maple has red, orange, and maroon leaves. In the evening sun one branch glows as if ablaze. This tree is just outside our kitchen window and I welcome the colorful foliage each year. I now feel like I'm sitting in a tree house each evening as we eat dinner with hours of light still to go.

If we didn't have a clock would we be hungry? If we didn't know it was late would we be sleepy? The evening winds on and I know I should get my girls on their way to bed. But the sun is still strong and the air feels so good.

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