Reflecting My World
Everywhere around me, the colours change from green, to orange, yellow and red.
It's so sad to know it's because every leaf is slowly DYING!
The leaf absorbs water and air for the tree to make food for itself. (GLUCOSE)
During a cold snap, the leaf signals the tree and the tree stops feeding it.
The stem swells in a spot and forms a natural crack, then it breaks off with a gentle breeze.
The red comes from Glucose trapped in the leaf after being cut from the tree's resources.
Full size is best.... really. speaking of full....
I would like to thank the good people of FatChic.net for using this image on Oct 13 2008