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The Phoenix Tree

I think it’s a sugar maple, but I don’t know that.

All I know is that every fall, it turns brilliant orange, flares red, then the leaves fall off and come spring – POOF! – it is reborn.

Like a phoenix.

It’s my most favorite tree because it heralds the arrival of fall, and fall is my favorite season.

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I know I should love spring, because spring is a season of new beginnings… but look at those autumn colors!

Just as my phoenix tree lets me know that fall is here, it also lets me know that winter is on its way. The leaves drop and that’s that… get ready for winter.

Or as they say on Game of Thrones… Winter is coming…

…sigh… cold, grey, muddy winter…

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