A leaf fell today...


As I mowed my lawn, I noticed that one of my trees had dropped a few leaves. We’ve had some cooler weather especially at night and I wonder if the trees are starting to think that fall is coming already.

Or maybe, the tree was just experimenting and not really ready to lose its leaves yet. Just a trial run to see if it could do it properly when the time came.

Whatever the reason, it stopped me in my tracks and gave me pause. Our summer has gone so quickly this year it seems and the hot days have been fewer than usual. Don’t get me wrong – rainy summer days have their place too. But long hot sultry days smell like summer, feel like summer and cling to our memories like summer. Warm skin, cool drinks, light breezes teasing our tangled hair.

Can it be almost over already?

I sure hope not but I’m worried that it might be.  A leaf fell today…