Friday, November 07, 2008

To everything there is a season

You may recall my post back in June about the Paulownia trees in my backyard (see here). Well as a wise man said "there is a time for everything and a season..."

Well, the season has changed, and Jack (the tree) has taken notice. Just as last year, the leaves on this tree have fallen (see here). As sad as it is, it's a part of life. And of course, we have the hope that next year, Jack will return to his state of fullness. So with that, I leave you these pictures, from June and from November.

Hmmm.. To everything there is a season... someone should make a song about that... nah, that's for the byrds...

June picture showing the size of the leaves.

Now the leaves are dead or dying, but they are still big (about 15 inches across).

The tree, almost leafless.

Another picture of the trees, now...

And how the trees looked in their prime.

A view of the Paulownia trees and the trees in the background.


Nena said...

These trees have given us a lot to talk about haven't they? You didn't talk about the empty nest in the Jack tree. We never did find out what kind of birds was in the nest.

Brooke said...

I love the entire deciduous cycle. :)