Flower of the day: December 08, 2020

Until the end, these trees glow with radiant colors! Although the outer leaves have mostly fallen, the inner ones, the last ones to go, look like they’ve just changed colors and still appear lush and shiny. My hypothesis is that they’ve been protected from the elements by the outer leaves. But the leaf stems are weak and will fall with a slight touch or pull.

Thinking about it some more, maybe it’s the type of tree that makes this difference. The leaves are waxy. Just some thoughts from observing these trees with my kids.

Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! Stay well and safe.

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