Waiting for Leaves

I think everyone really likes to see trees and enjoys their special beauty.  I am no exception.

A good many years ago, an older friend told me as winter lingered on and on, “I am so longing to see the trees with leaves on again.  They are so much prettier with leaves on.”  I felt sad for her that she wasn’t able to enjoy the stark beauty of the leafless trees.  I enjoy both stages of the trees.

I don’t recall whether I told her how much I like to see the skeleton structure of the winter/spring trees.  I like to try to draw them.  Their intricate form intrigues me.

Of course, I still enjoy them when winter finally lets go and the leaves are formed on the trees.  I took the picture of this tree before the leaves started to bud out.  I was thinking that some day I will try to draw it.

But for now, I’m busy digging weeds out of the flower beds.

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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2 Responses to Waiting for Leaves

  1. Sally says:

    Oh, I hear you about digging the weeds, NJ. And, now since we are finally getting the much needed rain, I’m sure the weeds will keep me busy a long time.

    This past year I had to have a tree removed from the backyard, and it made me actually ill. I miss it!!

  2. NJ says:

    It really hurts to lose a valued tree. It becomes sort of part of us. NJ

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