Winter Leaves

winter leavesIt is sometimes the way of things
for a late frost to cut down nascent buds,
and we mourn lost potential.

It is sometimes the way of things
for the storm to rip young leaves off slender branches,
sending them plummeting prematurely,
and we know it wasn’t their time.

But when Nature’s plan is fully realized
and leaves mature unmolested,
we regard their growth through the seasons,
their glorious gold and crimson transformation,
and the natural graying
before they gently slip from releasing branches
to rest in the arms of the Earth.

–Jenni Field
March 6, 2010

Auntie Ev–Evelyn Lainson Leavee
February 18, 1918-March 4, 2010

Jenni, Ev, Ray and Eileen

From several years ago, Auntie Ev in the chair, Uncle Ray, me and Ev's sister, Eileen (Auntie 'Leenie)

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  1. Jane Field says

    Dad says, yes, our Jenni, you are gifted and we are gifted with you.
    Mom says, beautifully done, Jenni, just perfect for dear Auntie Ev. She would approve and give you a big hug. Love, Mom

  2. Tracey in Aus says

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear Auntie Ev. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

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