autumn

The leaves are late to change here this year. We are finally getting the brilliant yellows and reds in the maple and dogwood trees. The oak trees  went straight to brown, are furiously shedding their leaves,  and are raining acorns. Sometimes they are helped when a squirrel will drop one down on your head if you linger too long under him.

These are the leaves meant to be walked through. The ones that make the crisp, crackling, satisfying crunch. The ones so thick you can no longer see the ground. You may look up to admire the colors in the other showy trees, but the sturdy oak provides the sound track of autumn.

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