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NATURE WATCH: Colors Change; Dry Leaves Cling

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by Nona Estrin

Now focus changes. The eyes adjust to a narrowed color spectrum, to the subtle gradations of color, and the punch of bright green as moss seems to be suddenly¬† everywhere. The quality of low light touches our memory of all previous Novembers we have lived these cycles. Listen….an occasional chip note from a nearby tangle of brush, the stir of dry beech and oak leaves, still holding, until another spring will bring them down.