fall leaves

The Fate of the Second Leaf

I was out for a walk on one of those absurdly warm November days we just had.

I liked the look of some pine needles nestled in a fallen leaf but was pondering whether I would pick up and remove a second leaf to the right.

As I was pondering two women walked up and asked if I was getting good photographs. 

I said I was, but was deciding whether the second leaf should stay or go.

They were both clear that the second leaf should stay. I thanked them.

And I kept the second leaf in the photo.