Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

3 Quote Challenge: Day 2

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“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow. – – Amit Ray

My favorite tree.

My favorite tree.

I was challenged by Carol over at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind to post quotes for three days. If you’d like to play along we’d love to have you!

I have a young ginko tree in my backyard. Every year the leaves turn a wonderful yellow color and hang on long after most of the maple trees have released their leaves to the wind.

Golden ginko

Golden ginko

And every fall I wake up one morning and find all the leaves huddled like a life ring of gold around the base of the tree. After a hard frost all the leaves drop at once.

It must be an amazing site, to see all that gold come fluttering down at once. It would be magical.

This year I kept track of the weather, determined to see my tree shed it’s summer clothes.

Darn!

Darn!

But I missed it again. I guess it’s shy and only disrobes in the dark. Next year I’m going to have to camp out and keep watch all night, become a tree paparazzi.

If I capture the image I’ll share it with you. Next year for sure.

Mama makes me sit in these leaves every year.

Mama makes me sit in these leaves every year.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

17 thoughts on “3 Quote Challenge: Day 2

  1. that is indeed beautiful

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  2. What a beautiful tree Dawn! I also used to have a small ginko tree in my yard…when I had a yard.

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  3. ” I guess it’s shy and only disrobes in the dark.” And modest. It’s a beautiful tree!

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  4. gorgeous…I bet that tree fools you again next year 😉

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  5. Good luck capturing this tree’s dis-robing! I’m not sure that’s possible, but I’d be totally interested in seeing it. Our town library used to have an immense ginko, but you’re right — one day, it was fully leafed and the next, completely bare.

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  6. Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was a young mother. One day I was out in the yard with the baby boy who would become Rob the Firefighter when softly, rustle-y, magically, the golden leaves of the gingko tree fell like a gentle rain, right in front of us. I really needed something like that. Mama Nature can be kind. Thank you for bringing back the special memory.

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  7. Beautiful images. I particularly like the one of the ginko. Just love the abstraction you have created.

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