Monday, November 11, 2013

If a leaf falls, does it make a sound?

We have all heard the saying about trees, and even watched the cute commercial showing a tree talking as it fell.  That is what I was thinking about today as I walked one of our paths through the woods.  The path was covered in leaves making it impossible to hear anything but the sound of leaves crunching underfoot as I walked.
When I stopped I heard the familiar sounds of the woods, the crow "cawing" in the distance, the woodpecker "pecking" a tree near me, and the chickadee's unforgettable chickadee song.
I continued along the path and wondered how did the early settlers and natives do did they walk in the woods in the fall?  I tried to be quiet, but to no avail.

I love the fall, but the noise was starting to get to me.  I wondered how much longer til all the leaves were on the ground.  Then it might be worthwhile raking the trail.  I looked up and saw some trees with no leaves, but many still had a long way to go.

I think those leaves will be making a sound for a long time to come!