In the just the last few days, fall began to move to its full glory. The maples with their brilliant reds and oranges were leading the way, followed by the ashes filling out the landscape with shades of peach and plum. On Pepperidge Road today, golden leaves whirled through the air. The namesake trees, the pepperidge trees, seemed to turn out their colorful display overnight. It's a only two weeks to Laura's birthday, and everything makes me think of her. But somehow fatigue and press of obligations keep the sadness from welling over. Suse is a senior in high school and very busy with the college application process and her studies. She's helping out on the yearbook and doing her other clubs. Tonight was Back to School night at the high school, the last one for us I sadly reflected.
Photos: Laura and Suse on Southfield Road many years ago; Pepperidge (Black Gum) trees on our road in fall color; the often admired maples in fall color overhanging the Rockaway River; Suse and Sam walk by the "Leaning Birch" on Pepperidge Road.