Thursday, October 31, 2013

It May Not Be Autumn in New England, But...

The tree does look interesting.

Please don't tell me it's sick.

This tree does lose its leaves every year.  We don't have the cold here in Israel for the leaves to turn the colors they do in other climates.  Years ago I took a Hebrew improvement course, and the teacher gave us Hebrew poems to learn.  One thing that stayed in my mind was that she said that the Early modern Hebrew poets wrote about nature and seasons as if they were still in Europe.  Ever since, I've been much more aware and careful about my observations and descriptions.

This tree is for real. Those colors are the colors of the leaves this week.  And, yes, the tree is here in Shiloh.

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