Posts Tagged ‘maple seeds’

On walkabout, I came around the corner and spied the statuesque trees that line the north side of my property.

The youngest of the three is almost the height of its neighbors, and like my son who planted it from a maple helicopter, lacks only in girth.  The other two, red and yellow maples respectively, resided here before we.

Deep inside each tree I notice autumnal colours near the trunk, yet hidden except for those looking.

They say beauty is only skin deep, and in some instances, perhaps it is true.  But like the brilliance of those just turning leaves, for those that can see?  I think beauty more often starts on the inside.

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It caught my eye twirling on its downward ride.  Standing on a balcony on the east side of town, I saw them coming.  Heading west by car the air was thick as they dodged semi-trucks, pattered sidewalks, and gleefully blew across parking lots by storm.

A text  from the Neighbor with news –  maple helicopters were falling.  And indeed they are.  On Walkabout, laden whirlwinds delightedly scampered past as gusty breezes arranged others in swirls on the street – blanketing lawn and garden.

Holding on for what seemed forever, they are off.  Some will find good ground, others will fly until they cannot.  All seek freedom.

Another year, another season, another seed.  Onward.

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