The day the leaves were falling

Every fall there comes a day when a fruitless mulberry tree lets go of most of its perfectly green leaves, all at once.  This year it was today, after a few nights that dipped into the 20s.

Opus watches leaves fall
Opus and his shadow had a fine time watching and sniffing the big things drifting down.
fuzzybutt in leaves
Elf was more interested in earthy scents beneath the messy things.
crispy leaves 2
While the human found interest in dry, crispy leaves in the desert willow tree.

Author: Rising Over the Smoke

Rising Over the Smoke is me looking for larger patterns, hidden meanings in what goes on all around us. The world gets more conflicted and confused from one year to the next, or so it seems. Some days life feels fresh, open, energized, connected, others more nuanced, confused, distanced, lethargic. To me writing is a way of exploring my place, and perhaps that of others. I am Baha’i, thus my thoughts are affected by my faith. Beliefs include independent investigation of truth, equality of men and women, the essential harmony between science and religion, that there is one God from whom all the world’s religions spring, that we diverse humans are all of one family. The Baha’i Faith is unlike other existing world religions as it does not claim to be the only “true” path or religion. The Baha’i Faith acknowledges all sacred traditions and religions as equal.

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