There is something wrong with the trees. It is as if they are all participating in a rebellion of color. The normal shades of green are quickly being replaced by yellow, red, orange, and even purple. Can you believe that? Purple! Crazy trees.
Walking across campus is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Even the leaves skittering along the ground have joined the movement of Free Color Expression. A few of the more dignified, straight-laced trees have maintained their normal dark green. Standing tall, branches slowly swaying in the breeze, you can almost feel them looking down their needles at the young rebels. But their vibrant counterparts do not seem to pay any attention. They continue in their statement of colorful complexion without any qualms or insecurity.
Now, I’m all for free expression of creativity! But I’m also highly concerned by how many are releasing their leaves. I understand wanting them to become their own person and follow their mitochondria, but this is going too far! I’m going to go have a talk with the students across campus in the Forestry Management department and make sure they are doing something about this!