Saturday, November 17, 2007

Loud Leaves

On my list for the day: enjoy the sounds of the leaves while they are nice and dry and most acoustic. London Plane leaves seem to be more fibrous than others and curl into claws that drag their fingernails over the cement as they blow. They also make beautiful tent forms which I see in abundance because London Planes make popular street trees. I used to think they were Sycamores, which is a lovely word, but the name London Plane isn't bad either, kind of euro, sort of classy. These trees were first noticed in Spain, thought to be a hybrid of the Oriental and American Plane trees. Now it's leaf is the emblem of the NYC parks department. I always thought that leaf was a maple.

The rain in spain....

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