It’s fun to get to know trees. It’s fun to climb in them, to sit near them and enjoy their shade. It’s fun to watch birds flit in and out of their branches and squirrels scamper along their trunks. Just like people, trees eventually get old. Sometimes they get hollow inside. Then they could fall
With fall colors beautifying the landscape, some people drive through mountains, where spectacular bursts of color cloak many trees. For people who can’t or don’t want to travel, there are easier ways to see the changing colors. Yesterday, I took a walk along the riverine corridor through part of Farmington, New Mexico, where I live.
Do you have trees in your yard? Are there trees in your neighborhood? If you don’t have trees nearby, perhaps there are trees around your school. If you can find a nearby tree where it is safe for you to spend some time, take a notebook and a pen or pencil with you. Sit under
Neighborhood leaves gather by a fence This autumn, leaves are falling from trees and blowing all over the place. Some of them are quite beautiful, and many of them have different shapes. Maybe some of them are blowing into your yard. As they fall down and blow near your house, see how many you can