seasons are about abundance and scarcity. just when you think you never want to eat another strawberry, see another snowflake, mow another blade of grass, rake another leaf, suddenly there are no more strawberries, snowflakes, blades of grass, or turning leaves to be seen. here are a few flame tipped maple leaves to be acknowledged, before they disappear for another year beneath a blanket of fresh, unfamiliar snow.
green maple leaves tinged in orange
saint paul, minnesota