this is leaf season. leaf season comes around once a year. just like fig season in the mediterranean. at the beginning of fig season everyone is excited–talking about fig clafoutis, and figs with goat cheese and honey, and making fig jam. by week three, we are all still eating figs, but the enthusiasm is waning. we wait for the over-ripe figs on the tree that ripen themselves into sweet jam. by week five, the figs are falling off trees and rotting in the streets. and then it is over. to be looked forward to for another 11 months. we’ve come to appreciate and love this embrace of seasonality. and so, i will be making the most of leaf season for another week or so, and then a hard rain will knock all the remaining leaves from the trees, and just like that, it will be some other season. untill 11 months from now. by which point we will thirst for turning leaves, and welcome them back as if we had never seen a brilliant crown of maple leaves in our entire lives.
plane tree leaves