About mid-July we noted leaves on a few of the recovering trees going from the typical dark shades of green to lighter colors, even yellowing a bit. Gradually, these yellowed leaves turned brown and then dropped to the ground.
The fact people have so little regard for the thing I put my heart and soul into every day hurts. I’ll be very honest about that. But among my anger and ire, there is sometimes a sliver of goodness that makes me smile, restores my determination to keep doing this.