Saturday, September 01, 2007

Deciduous Trees of the World Unite!


I don't want summer to end. I never want summer to end. I consider trees whose leaves start changing colours to be traitors. There's a tree across the street from me that's already 1/3 of the way to fall colours. I'm considering a plan to cut it down while the elderly people who live in the house are sleeping.

For those of you who live in the suburbs, I'll explain what a "tree" is later.

5 comments:

Cherie Sr. said...

It's evergreen trees that bother me. They seem so sinister in their ability to "appear" green all year without birthing, raising, or releasing any actual leaves. Are they plants? Are they really?

Rob Scott said...

Ask Emily and Kaylee about trees sometime. They have a very good relationship with two evergreens at our old house. They named them "Talking Tree" & "Betty." Sometimes they yell really loud trying to talk to Talking Tree & Betty from the distance of our new house. They also named the tree & two bushes in our new front yard: "Shrubby", "House-house"' & "Tree-tree". Tree-tree is a bush, while House-house is a tree ... I won't pretend to understand this.

If you ask them how trees eat, they'll give you a good explaination of photosynthesis (& hearing the word "photosynthesis" coming out of the mouths of 3 year olds is a very entertaining experience).

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Nicole said...

I'm having a panic attack as I write this thinking about cold toes and noses and snow and white, oh so very white skin ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

If I shut my eyes tight enough and click my ruby flip-flop heels together three times, will I end up in Africa?

stacey said...

I like fall. I like the colours and the change of seasons. I always loved back to school. I miss summer, don't get me wrong. But fall is good too.

But if you cut down that tree across the street, would it be too obvious if we kept it for firewood? We need some more firewood for our fire pit!