29 August 2009

Haiku 241

Leaves falling reveal
The branch-held labored twig-mound,
Its hatchlings long gone


Ms. Baker said...

Lovely. Which tree? And why are leaves falling in summer? They must hate heat, too.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

Leaves always start falling in August. And September is when I really have to make sure I sweep up once a week. Before then I can usually skip a week without its being too visible.

This is the lemon tree, which has leaves year-round but does tend to lose them -- July and August are always sort of a dormant period, insofar as that tree has one. You may not remember, but I actually showed you this particular nest.

The heat has been making me think of you and your general well-being.

Unknown said...

Wonderful! Wonderful!