You would think as the weather gets colder the trees would want all of their leaves to surround them.
But instead they remove all of their protection from icy temperatures and snow.
For example, you remember that big red maple in our front yard?
Here's how it looked this morning.
I suppose the one advantage is it gives us a little easier view out toward the town and the mountains in the distance.
The sycamore with its huge leaves is nearly as equally bereft of foliage.
The ash tree is the last to release it's clutter.
And clutter it is.
In spite of raking up four big bags of leaves only a week ago it looks like another day of yard labor awaits us.
So it goes.