Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Changing of the Leaves

Blog Hop # 15---  Changes

Dear Friend,

I am beginning to change in color. It is time for me to shed my leaves and prepare for the winter’s cold. I love the long winter sleep and look forward to getting my new leaf in the spring.

Every year I go through a transformation. It is literally a change that occurs over time. Throughout the summer, I shade those who sit under my big green leaves. It feels so good to have the bright sunshine shining down on me. I like the way I look as I sway in the wind. The coolness from the breeze refreshes me and once again I stand tall and proud.

The fall is my favorite time of year. All of my friends join me each year to see who has the prettiest colors. I am starting to notice that my tips are turning a light orange color. I wonder if anyone will pick me up and keep me in a special place. Last year, I was picked up by a little boy who took me to school. He won a contest because my leaf was the prettiest in his class. I was so proud of my beautiful colors all a glow. 

I guess I will just have to sit back and wait my turn. Maybe a storm will come and knock me to the ground. I hope not, because I haven’t had a chance to fully change yet. I hope I can hold on until all of my friends start falling. I would hate to be the first one.
On lookers are watching me daily for signs of the coming season. They wonder if winter is coming early. I wish I could tell them, but I am only a leaf on a tree. It is not up to me when it is time to go to sleep.

I have been fortunate all of my life to have a strong sturdy tree in which to live. She is a beauty and is very tall and massive in size. I live toward the top where the sun always shines. I have lived on this tree for a long time and have seen her change many times. She is a part of me and I of her.

The air is getting colder each and everyday. Now, my leaf has a lot more orange. I kind of looked crackled if you look close enough. My friends are changing quickly as well. 

Finally, I am complete. I have completely changed color and am just dangling from the limb. It won’t be long now until I fall from my home for this year. It is time for me to rest and let the autumn season being. I know I will be gathered up and kept for awhile to adorn pumpkins and fancy Halloween parties. I am beautiful this year. I am orange all over just like a pumpkin.

So, with that said…it is time for me to go. I have enjoyed being a part of your life this year. I will be back in the spring…so look for me. I can’t wait to see you again.

The Leaf


  1. You have outdone yourself. This is an awesome post and I enjoyed how you wrote from the viewpoint of the leaf. Absolutely brilliant!


  2. This is neat! I enjoyed hearing from your point of view, Mrs. Leaf.


  3. Thanks Darlene. I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

  4. Loved the view point too!! You wrote this marvelously!

  5. Thanks Jenn. I am so glad you liked it. :)

  6. What a cool idea, writing from the perspective of the leaf.

  7. Thanks Langley. Glad you liked it.