The Sumac Tree Feels Winter’s Approach

As we sunk further into autumn with each day the trees began to change. I waited for the tree the sellers had said was a spanish oak to turn a dark maroon like the ones on my neighbors’ properties but it never did. One tree that did begin turning red was my beloved sumac tree. …

8 Little Leaves

It started with 1 branch. On this branch were 8 of those pink bud-looking-things that were just a couple days older than the rest. Those pink buds turned into brown wads and on 1 single branch those brown wads turned into 8 jungle-green leaves. Days later hundreds of the things would unfurl and the whole …

First Signs of Spring

When i bought the property the sellers had pointed to a tree. Well, actually it was 6 trees clustered together but they were growing so close it seemed they were destined to become 1 tree in the end. They told me it was a spanish oak and to baby it and do whatever it took …