Ready To Retire

These leaves have done their work for the relatively short summer season in South Dakota. The fall colors of these leaves are not very glamorous. But at this stage in their lives, they have an amazing amount of character with the many shades of green, yellow and brown.

Soon they will fall to the ground and be raked up. But before then, they will grace the little lilac tree in our neighbor’s back yard with the kind of quiet beauty that is often ignored.

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