Love is Green.

Love is Green.
A fallen leaf typically refers to a leaf that has detached from its tree or plant and fallen to the ground. This natural occurrence happens as part of the leaf's life cycle, particularly during the autumn season when deciduous trees shed their leaves.

Fall breeze and autumn leaves. When a leaf falls, it is usually because it has completed its purpose in the tree's growth and photosynthesis process. The change in seasons, particularly the shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures, triggers the tree to halt the production of chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for the green color in leaves. As chlorophyll production ceases, other pigments such as carotenoids (yellow and orange) and anthocyanins (red and purple) become more prominent, creating the vibrant autumn foliage.

Fall leaves, cool breeze, can't lose. Eventually, the tree forms an abscission layer at the base of each leaf stem, which severs the connection between the leaf and the tree. The leaf then falls, aided by wind or gravity, and lands on the ground.

“Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this, their only chance to soar.” — Delia Owens Once on the ground, fallen leaves play a significant role in the ecosystem. They provide organic matter that decomposes, enriching the soil with nutrients and improving its structure. They also create habitats for various organisms, including insects, fungi, and small animals.

“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves...” — Virginia Woolf In addition to their ecological importance, fallen leaves are often celebrated for their aesthetic appeal. Many people enjoy the vibrant colors and crunching sound they make when walked upon. They are frequently associated with seasonal activities like raking leaves into piles and jumping into them or using them for crafting purposes.

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald Overall, fallen leaves are a natural part of the life cycle of trees and play a vital role in maintaining the health of ecosystems.

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ― J.K. Rowling