The neighbour’s oaks are always among the last of the local trees to lose their leaves, but the terrific winds of a few nights ago left them practically bare. Yesterday was the shortest day, so now it’s downhill to summer. Why, then, is the linden determined to hang on to her seeds? They have to go some time, so what is she waiting for?
And you? Are you planning to turn over a new leaf? Do you have a New Year’s resolution already prepared? Why aren’t you going ahead with it right now?
(And by “you”, I mean “me”, of course.)