The Last Leaf

I’m looking at the tree outside my house and seeing there is only one leaf left on the empty branches. The other thousand and one leaves are swirling round my garden along with leaves from all the neighbouring trees. I now imagine the tree settling down for the winter. The branches have spent all their strength coping with the howling winds, torrential rain and maybe even snow.

Inside the tree it will be resting and getting ready for the next season that will surely be coming – spring. Just as we dream of longer, brighter days and rising temperature, so will the trees be..