Why do the leaves fall?
How many “falls” have you lived through?
I haven’t fallen lately! I’m not clumsy.
I mean the season fall.
Just as many as you have. What’s your point?
Then you should know that in the fall the leaves change colors and because that process wears them out so much, they all let go and fall down on the ground. Then we can go walking through them, making crunchy noises.
But Mom also gets a little cranky ‘cuz she has to rake up all those leaves. She claims that we get leaves from trees all over the world!
You know Mom is telling a bit of a tale there.
Mom doesn’t have a tail! Anyway, I came up with an idea.
Oh, I’m sure you did. What is it?
Well, what if the leaves all took turns changing colors during the year and didn’t all fall down at the same time?
Just think about it. They trees could have stripes or polka dots or other designs, depending on when the leaves changed colors and where they were positioned on the tree. They might look sort of like this.
I understand what you’re trying to say…………and that really scares me lots!!! However, I don’t think your idea would work. For one thing, here in the frozen tundra, all the leaves fall off the trees for the long winter. Don’t you remember all those naked branches when there’s that white stuff on the ground for a bazillion months?
I get embarrassed looking at naked branches.
So, if the leaves took turns changing colors and falling down during the other months, then Mom and the other humans would be raking all the time and I’m sure that would make them crabby.
I guess so……….but striped and polka-dotted trees sure would be pretty!
18 thoughts on “Sunday Thinking”
Sweet, Fall is my favorite time of year.
Polka dots? Stripes? Orange kitties are funny.
Mommies would be very crabby indeed if they had to rake leaves all year no matter what color they were. Especially in the snow!
This was quite a thoughtful conversation. We like the idea of stripy and polka-dotty trees, but we do understand that all that year-round racking would make the humans grumpy, and we hate it when the humans are grumpy. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
When Mom gets grumpy we have to purr extra loud and give her lots of head bumps. That’s a lot of work!
Well, that’s a very interesting thought. We’d like to see polka-dot trees too. 🙂
We think it would be rather interesting. Maybe Mother Nature could start small and work on bushes first.
I like the idea of polka-dotted trees! But then, I have no idea what raking is.
Mom says raking is when you move the leaves from one place to another and then the wind blows them all around again. Silly humans!
That’s some creative thinking!
Why thank you! Purrs and soft paw pats to you. 🙂
Loved reading that one 🙂
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We’ve got lots of leaves in our garden but we haven’t got any trees!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Mom says leaves are everywhere…especially this time of year. She says there are leaves in the house! hehehehehe………..sometimes those silly leaves sneak in on our tails and fluffy fur. 🙂
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Mom says the squirrels are knocking down some of the leaves, too. Those squirrels and birds are going to have to settle down!!!
Polka dot trees would be pretty! Those leaves are so fun to watch and play wit aren’t they!
We think so…..but Mom says they are awful to rake up. That’s why we’re trying to come up with other ideas. 🙂