Saturday, November 19, 2005

Fig Leaves

Fig leaves. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world any more. There is always something to make you wonder, in the shape of a leaf, the trembling of a tree."
~ Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
It's cold out and the leaves here in Virginia Beach have finally burst into flames of yellow and red. Our poor little maple in the front has already lost all of its leaves with the last cold front. The fig tree hangs on a bit longer.

Even the fig leaves turn a pale yellow or brown and eventually fall, but not yet. The last of the fruit has been gathered, and those small figs left will go to the squirrels and the birds. Of course, this picture was taken earlier, when the leaves were still supple, the figs ripening and a warmer sun shining.

Submission for PXITE topic "leaf". (end of post)

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