There was a time when I would have told you that I really like cottonwood trees...
But now, now I am in the middle of a full blown love affair. (Yes, I freely admit to being a total nature nerd!)
I can't take my eyes off them; with their sunny heart shaped leaves and their towering trunks.
It is like the sun grew limbs and kissed each one with bright yellow droplets that blow and flitter in the breeze.
The dark crevices of their deep fissured bark make me want to reach out and touch them each time I stroll by, trying to contain my giddy self. (And not totally embarrass the children by taking too many photos of tree bark.)
The kids think I am a bit off my rocker. They think these trees are pretty neat too, but love, well, that is a pretty strong word!
I am in love.
I am in love with these trees and thoroughly enjoying this uniquely yellow fall.