Between Showers

Between showers
the air holds its breath.
Already the silver birch
is tinged with gold.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. julespaige
    Jul 24, 2015 @ 20:36:40

    I thought the horse chestnuts wouldn’t fall until, well at least fall.
    But that isn’t the case…

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    • Libby
      Jul 25, 2015 @ 14:06:08

      The year seems to be dying quickly this year, and it is still only the middle ofsummer!

      Reply

      • julespaige
        Jul 25, 2015 @ 14:24:12

        Some trees turn quicker. Could be ‘climate change’ – could just be our imaginations…

      • Libby
        Jul 26, 2015 @ 12:39:13

        Possibly this one is reaching its ‘sell-by’ date as the others nearby are not showing similar autumnal signs!

      • julespaige
        Jul 26, 2015 @ 13:16:18

        I have a willow tree. I read somewhere their average life is 10 years. Mine is nearing 25, but it is definitely showing her age.

        Becoming more ‘mindful’ one seems to notice details…

      • Libby
        Jul 27, 2015 @ 11:13:44

        Yes, I believe silver birches don’t live very long and are often used to protect other tree saplings as they will be gone by the time the saplings need the space. Ours must be at least 40 years old now I think – probably planted when the house was built, or maybe even already there!

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