finch trees

November 2, 2010 · 2 comments

in Trees, Woods and Forests

Autumn Trees   |   Mesmerising Moments

Finches sit atop bare trees, mimiking leaves.

I stop the car. They can’t be – there’s no chatter from the latter. Crinkly tenacious photosynthesisers cling on in the breeze. Now a gale as the rain hammers the window.

I know they’re not blown, but scissored by cells. Just laying off the kitchen staff for winter, she says.

Icy dread of frozen leaves and no dinner next spring. She stands tall. Arms in the air. Head back, and I’m blissfully aware of her love for the branch rushing wind.

This photograph was taken during this Mesmerising Moment on a mobile phone camera.

The inspiration for this Mesmerising Moment comes from a link sent by Whimsical_Quill on Twitter – Why leaves really fall off trees.

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Michele November 3, 2010 at 04:34

Beautiful, beautiful poetry. I can hear it in the wind!

wildelycreative November 12, 2010 at 10:14

Thanks Michele. It was glorious to stand there for a moment and hear it rushing through the branches.

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