In spring, bright flowers attract hummingbirds,
As they brighten the path to warm summer nights.
Red Buckeye trees should not be blooming in October.
Dark pink clusters contrast with gray fall skies.
In fall, spring blooms awaken us only to change.
Autumn is time to drop leaves, not weigh down branches.
On a warm fall day, I noticed new spring blooms on the ornamental tree in my front yard. As an urgent Climate Conference is set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, the flowers are to me a personal and urgent indicator of environmental change.
- For practical tips on how you can make positive changes in your home and for the environment, I recommend The Queen of Green on the David Suzuki Foundation site and videos on their YouTube Channel.
- For more information about the Red Buckeye tree, see the profile on The Spruce.