318_last_leavesWhen I was expecting my daughter, my three-year-old son kept asking when she would be born so I told him “when all the leaves have fallen off the trees”. Every day, he would spend time at the window watching the leaves disappear. His sister was born a little early, on 8th December, just in time! After a fierce storm last night, all the remaining leaves fell off the Virginia creeper. The viburnum, however, keeps its leaves and lovely white flowers all winter.

Lorsque j’attendais ma fille, mon fils de trois ans me demandait tout le temps quand est-ce qu’elle serait née. Alors je lui ai dit “lorsque toutes les feuilles seront tombées des arbres”. Tous les jours il passait du temps devant la fenêtre à regarder disparaître les feuilles. Sa soeur est née un tout petit peu en avance, le 8 décembre, juste à temps ! Après un orage violet cette nuit toutes les feuilles restantes sont tombées de la vigne vierge. Mais le laurier tin garde ses feuilles et ses belles fleurs blanches tout l’hiver.

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6 comments on “The Very Last Leaves – Les toutes dernières feuilles

    1. avril Post author

      Must be so hard to have them fall so early.

    1. avril Post author

      Yes one year it hardly flowered but we have two lovely specimens now.

  1. Lesley

    That was a special family thoughtful explanation. Very suitable. Now days it’s the ‘ 15 sleeps’ til Christmas or whatever that jar on me.

    1. avril Post author

      I personally dislike that « sleeps » expression.

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