Wednesday, April 8, 2009


APR082009, originally uploaded by colemama.

The mahogany's leaves are turning colors as they drop in preparation for new growth. Similar to the brilliance of reds, oranges and yellows found in the northern states during the fall season, this semi-deciduous tree is among company in SW Florida as the sea grapes and tabebuias make the 'change' as well. Unlike their northern neighbors, though, the branches will not stay bare for very long as the new greenery brings them back to their 'normal' state within weeks.

Thinking about the normalcy of this change got me to thinking about trying to make change in traditional practices - how is it that human nature seems to be so resistant to change? Is there something in the psyche that is strong enough to counterbalance nature? Or are the developed brain cells 'thinking' too much and not allowing change to take its course? Something to ponder! 3rd Ave S & 6th St, Naples, FL


  1. Wow those are cool. I didn't know there were trees like that. This looks like Fall to me! LOL. Good shot - I like the colors against that blue backdrop.

  2. I never knew trees in Florida lost leaves.
    As to change - I think there is change that we have no control over (aging) and change we can, or try to control. Maybe it's our difficulty accepting the former that makes us avoid any kind of change. But nature does show us how beautiful change can be.