During my walk in the forest earlier today, there was a distinct difference in its appearance. Most of the new leaves had emerged, and the forest was glowing with bright green colors. There are many beech trees in the woods near my home, and their fresh oval-shaped leaves had made many of the trails noticeably narrower.
For some of these new leaves, their season was already coming to an end. Knocked down by storms, animals, or humans, they now lie on the forest floor with the remnants of last year’s foliage. It was a gentle reminder that we never really know how much time we have left before our cycle is complete.